Science Fiction

A rollicking feminist superhero tale that will inspire a thousand costume parties.
Throw a costume party with a superhero theme, and most of the women will turn up dressed as Wonder Woman. The reason is simple: not only is the Amazonian princess, demigoddess and founding member of DC Comics Justice League a drop-dead gorgeous...
Fresh meat, same formula
For a franchise to make it to film number eight, it must be doing something right. And yet, for much of the Alien saga, most of what the franchise did was remind audiences of earlier, better films. The first was a monster movie classic, a...
It has been three years since Marvel first struck gold with Guardians of The Galaxy, its wise-cracking, soundtrack-selling story of a ragtag band of space pirates. GotG was a superhero story that had a little fun at the corporate mast head’s...
Re-imagined robot saga is a curious beast.
Watching the western adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s original Ghost in the Shell anime is a strange experience, and not always in the ways intended. The whole “whitewashing” debate around the casting of Scarlett Johansson is another matter entirely;...
The Power Rangers are back on the big screen. But do the colour-coded crime fighters size up in a world where superheroes now dominate pop culture?
Sometimes a property needs a big budget reboot to achieve its full potential. Other times, and Power Rangers is most definitely one of those times, spending big money seems like missing the point. After all, much of the fun of the original Power...