Monday, February 18, 2013

The Best Science Fiction Film of 2012

It's that time of the year again. It's time for the fourth annual Basement Blog Best Science Film of the Year. This year's nominees are The Avengers, Cloud Atlas, Dredd 3D, The Dark Knight Rises, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and Looper. The winner for the 2012 Basement Blog Best Science Fiction film is:


First, let me answer any question as to whether The Dark Knight Rises is science fiction. Science fiction not only deals with aliens but future technology. And in The Dark Knight Rises, there are major plot points that are based on future technology. In the film, Wayne Enterprises has developed a new type of nuclear reactor that will put out clean and sustainable energy. Lucius Fox has also built a super helicopter called The Bat. It plays an important part in the movie.

But what makes a great science fiction movie? It's not just about the good guy defeating the bad guy. A great science fiction movie explores ideas. Philosophical. Scientific. Does this sound familiar? Yes it's how I describe Star Trek, the TV series. The Dark Knight Rises raises issues of whether the ends justify the means in deterring crime and economic injustice. It deserves to be the Basement Blog Science Fiction Film of the Year.

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