With Australia slowing down for the summer, you'll probably start finding time to see a movie or two. Here are my top 5 science fiction and fantasy movies to check out over the late spring early summer period. Some minor spoilers follow. I don't mention anything that isn't already in a trailer or an official film synopsis.
1. Blade Runner 2049 Now Playing
If you missed Blade Runner when it first came out in the 80s, trundle out that old video player and catch up. A movie ahead of its time, it influenced much of the cinematic genre for decades to come. Quotes are even woven into mainstream TV shows these days, when you least expect it, such is its almost legendary status. Is the sequel just as good? Amazing visuals take you a crazy psychedelic trip as you attempt to work out what is really happening. It's great to see Harrison Ford reprising his role, and the performances are superb. The only thing I recommend is that you watch the final director's cut of the old movie before you watch the sequel.
2. Thor: Ragnarok Now Playing
Thor is imprisoned and must fight against the Hulk in a gladiatorial contest, then find a way to save his world from Hela. One of the funniest Marvel movies in ages, it was lovingly directed by Taika Waititi who is well known for his ability to bring out the humour in a scene. Even if you're not so into superhero movies, this one is worth checking out for the laughs.
3. Geostorm Now Playing