Whenever a sci-fi movie, especially one depicting a director’s imaginative interpretation of the future of mankind, hits the big screen, it’s usually dystopian. The world has gone to hell. Aliens, robots, or humans themselves have squandered hopes for a utopian society. Freedom is the new “F-word”. It’s a bleak look at the future, but so many sci-fi movies cling to dystopian narratives. blade runner, matrix, clockwork orange remind.
However, not all sci-fi flicks are dystopian. Some flip the script and present an optimistic outlook on the future of humanity. These sci-fi movies are rare, and perhaps they say something about society and its pessimistic view of what the future holds, but they have the potential to be a fresh take on a beloved, long-running genre. And hey, not everything has to be a shame, right?What if things actually Works for humans, if time-traveling robots please do not Launch all nukes on the orders of a malicious AI overlord. terminator Series Moshimo Mirai TRUE Are you okay with being alive? It’s kind of nice.
So here are some sci-fi flicks that reject the typical dystopian storyline and instead look at the future of humanity in a positive light.
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Obscure, but probably taking place in modern times, Denis Villeneuve’s 2016 sci-fi drama, arrival, It offers encouraging prospects for the future of humanity. When aliens invade Earth, Amy Adams’ Louise Banks is responsible for deciphering their language and the purpose of their arrival on Earth. Decipher. She discovered that humans are essential to saving octopus-like aliens from total extinction in the future, and in the future. It seems to me that we must do something right.
6/7 big hero 6
When robots and artificial intelligence appear in science fiction movies, it’s usually bad news. It’s all too common. Most of the time, machines go against humans, and the battle between humans and machines doesn’t go well.but it’s not big hero 6Set in the futuristic San Fransokyo, the film follows Hiro, a boy robotics prodigy, and his robotic best friend Baymax. Well, usually that robot breaks down and turns against his young friend. But I will do my best to protect him.
Tech-savvy teen Casey Newton (played by Britt Robertson) discovers a mysterious pin.That’s the basics of 2015 TomorrowlandBut as you can imagine, things are not that simple. Newton enlists the help of a grizzled inventor, Frank Walker (played by George Clooney), to help her navigate this alternate universe while fending off the evil animatronic her androids. Humans eventually culminate, mobilizing a new generation of interdimensional travelers to navigate and protect the titular world. Tomorrowland.
4/7 Bill and Ted’s Big Adventure
Well, this is technically set in 1989 – not exactly the future. Bill and Ted’s Big Adventure, the fate of the future is in the hands of two Sandiegan teen burnouts: Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves). The unlikely heroes must go back in time, collect history’s greatest icons (Napoleon Bonaparte, Socrates, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, and more), and pass a high school history class. Because if we don’t, we won’t be able to finally write music that’s beautiful and universally loved enough to prevent humanity from collapsing in 2688.
At first glance, Spike Jonze’s 2013 film she It may seem a little dystopian. In the somewhat nearer future, humans will be so deeply integrated into technology that they may even date artificially intelligent systems. That’s the position of the main character, Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix). He begins dating his AI companion, Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Ultimately, Samantha progresses too far to form a meaningful relationship with Theodore. While that may seem like a sad ending, it actually reinforces Theodore’s belief in real, concrete human connections.
2/7 meet robinson
Leave it to family-friendly animated films to offer an optimistic view of the future. tend to havecome in meet robinson, a 2007 animated film, in which a boy is visited by another curious child from the future. There he and the two enjoy boyish hijinks all day in the futuristic and benevolent technology of tomorrow.
At the beginning of the movie, Christopher Nolan’s intergalactic epic, interstellar, shows a bleak interpretation of the future. The earth has succumbed to irreversible climate change. Crops are in short supply. Storms become more frequent and violent. So humanity began searching for a new home on a new planet, led by Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey. The interplanetary journey entails some major problems along the way (such as a giant world-swallowing wave), but Cooper ultimately succeeds and returns safely to Earth…or to humanity. Instead of Earth, humans in the future lived on Earth, and due to time dilation and proximity to black holes, Cooper’s journey took many years on Earth time.