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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is a typical time travel film with an unoriginal plot but was super successful. Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are boneheaded high school students, one day when they are struggling with their history report, a person from the future comes and gives them a time travel machine (what else, but a phone booth). They travel around the world to bring back various historical figures with them from the past to present on stage. In the climax, we are shown a lame excuse on why the people from the future want to help them. The…

Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator has been one of the popular Sci-Fi franchises of the 80s and the 90s. Last year, when it got released the latest in the series – Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) didn’t get great reviews, so I watched it only now and it turned out to be an average affair. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar. The movie brings no ‘fresh’ ideas, so it was not as much fun as Terminator 2 (1991) or Terminator (1984). Coming only in the second half as a retiree living a family life, Arnold Schwarzenegger has got a limited scope and…

Upload (TV Series) is the new sci-fi available on Amazon. The story revolves around Nathan (Robbie Amell) who dies in a car accident and gets his consciousness uploaded to a virtual resort where he can live for eternity and connect with the external world. There was little original in the show, feels like an extended version of the episode of “San Junipero” from the famous Black Mirror, and, that makes the show less engaging. There were many logic gaps which were not covered at all: Why people living in the Upload can’t work when they can actually eat, use the…

Lucy (2014) was a french sci-fi that was a thrilling watch.  Director Luc Besson has presented skillfully a superhero story as a sci-fi by interspersing brain science throughout, and, we are able to thoroughly enjoy it. This movie is a must-watch just for Scarlett Johansson. It is about a lady named “Lucy” gaining superhuman skills due to an accidental drug infusion, and, how she uses to identify and destroy a powerful international drug mafia. In introduction sequence, Lucy unknowingly gets caught by the gang of a ruthless drug lord, and we see a remarkable performance from Scarlett Johansson, when she…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) continues from where Star Wars: The Last Jedi had left us. The final of the nine-part skywalker saga is a good one. Though there were nothing grand or new ideas with this installment, yet I liked it. The resistance is a tiny size of itself, yet thanks to a spy inside the first order, the resistance learns about plans of Kylo Ren and a Sith wayfinder. Rey, Finn and Poe go in search of the Sith wayfinder, continuing from the last location left by Luke Skywalker. How their search progresses and leads them…