It does not matter if the viewer is a kid or his father, science fiction appeals to all. The sheer joy of watching something that has never been seen or thought before is unparalleled. This is a unique kind of joy that can be experienced only by watching this particular genre of movies.
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Sci-fi- The genre
This genre incorporates science-based themes in the plot of the movie. You often get to see never-heard before technologies and futuristic elements in such films. These elements explore issues that are related to politics, society, philosophy etc. Apart from earth, the film may be set in space, moon or the future. Audience generally gets to see larger-than-life heroes, villains, fantastical quests, unexplored places and advanced technology in such movies.
A sci-fi movie is generally based on presently known facts about physical reality with an interesting twist that answers the question “what if”. It gives us a glimpse of how life could be in case our technological situation is altered.
Evolution of science fiction
This genre has been in existence ever since the movie camera came into being in 1888. The genre is adaptive by nature and changes with time. Throughout its history, sci-fi films have paralleled contemporary fears and concerns of people belonging to the time the movie was made. The genre saw the daylight with Georges Melies’ ‘A Trip to the Moon’ in 1902, enthralling its audience with trick photography.
Since then, it has continually reinvented itself and evolved with the changes in technology.
It centers on impending disaster like a natural calamity, nuclear war, pandemic, invasion etc. Technological development often plays a pivotal role, serving as the chief source of conflict. ‘Independence Day’ and ‘War of the Worlds’ are good examples of such movies.
These movies explore the existence of aliens, depicting alien abduction or invasion. They often include conspiracy on the part of the government. ‘E.T.’, ‘Mars Attacks!’ etc. are some of the best examples of alien films.