Science fiction cinema is a favorite of many audiences, but that hasn’t stopped many films of this genre from crashing at the box office throughout the history of cinema. In some cases they weren’t worth the money, but in others it soon became clear that they deserved better luck at the theatres. Today I am here to talk to you about many of the latter with a review 11 Inappropriately Floppy ’90s Science-Fiction Movies You Can Stream or Blu-Ray,
is about, of course a personal choiceSo other titles that received it undeservedly are well left, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of the comments to justify science fiction productions from the decade that you think it undeservedly received. was obtained.
If the selection falls short, I remind you that in Espinof we have a list of the 4 best science fiction films of recent years available on the platforms, second to some of the best Spanish science fiction films on streaming or the best There is a review. Science fiction film of the year. Without further ado, let’s go over the 90s with the genre’s most improbable failures:
‘Dark City’ (1998)
Direction, Alex Prius. department: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O’Brien, Ian Richardson, William Hurt
The film which was ahead of the success of ‘The Matrix’ but instead became a spectacular failure at the box office and soon became a cult title. The skill with which he presents a fascinating universe is important for this, but also the atmosphere he manages to create. alex prius For a story that invites viewers to meditate without putting the audience in an uncomfortable position and giving them nothing good to do.
Review of ‘Dark City’ (by Sergio Benitez)
‘Deep Rising (The Mystery of the Depths)’ (1998)
Direction, Stephen Somers. departmentTreat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O’Connor, Wes Studi, Derrick O’Connor, Jason Flemyng, Djimon Hounsou
Before destroying the spectacular version of ‘The Mummy’ starring Brendan Fraser, Stephen Somers They already gave a great pastime with this huge monster movie with the feel of B-movie movies, but more eclectic means. A simple adventure, with a very good rhythm and that knows exactly what it has to offer to have the most enjoyable time.
‘Strange Days’ (‘Strange Days’, 1995)
Direction, Kathryn Bigelow. department: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D’Onofrio, Michael Wincott
wonderful amalgamation of talents of kathryn bigelow why James Cameron Which definitely remains the film that has best showcased the world of virtual reality. It’s all in the spirit of a gritty urban thriller that explores the fears associated with the turn of the last millennium and with an undeniable energy when it comes to reflecting it all on screen.
Criticism of ‘Strange Days’ (by Sergio Benitez)
‘The Iron Giant’ (‘The Iron Giant’, 1999)
Direction, Brad Bird.
One of the best animated films ever made in that it commits to an emotional journey more than anything else. A tiny marvel that’s brimming with imagination, brimming with talent and a very special charm, especially in regards to its two main characters.
Critique of ‘The Iron Giant’ (by Sergio Benitez)
‘Village of the Damned’ (‘Village of the Damned’, 1995)
Direction, John Carpenter. department: Christopher Reeve, Kirsty Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Pare, Mark Hamill, John Falk
new edition of novel John Wyndham Which had already been brought to the big screen in 1960. An evocative cross between horror and science fiction that certainly isn’t among the best works john carpenter, but it was very unfair to him at the time of its premiere, as it was bashed by critics and ignored by the public. By the way, it was also the last film released by Christopher Reeve before he became a paraplegic.
Criticism of the ‘Cursed City’ (by Adrien Massanet)
- You can see it on Filmin (discontinued on Blu-ray)
Direction: David Cronenberg. department: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Dawn McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah Polley, Robert A. Silverman, Christopher Eccleston, Willem Dafoe
Cronenberg’s cinema has always shown a particular interest in technology and here he plays with the world of videogames but always takes his passion as a point of reference, as it is an area he is not very familiar with. The result is a risky work, as fascinating as it is imperfect, and one that deserves more recognition than it received at the time.
Critique of ‘eXistenZ’ (by Juan Luis Caviaro)
Direction, Andrew Nicol. department: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, Lorraine Dean, Ernest Borgnine
An undeniable gem that failed miserably and later became one of many viewers’ (and NASA’s!) favorite science fiction movies. Visionary in some aspects and presenting an exciting moral dilemma, his emotional point is also one of his strengths. It all trusts in the intelligence of the audience and also in a soundtrack which elevates everything even more.
Criticism of ‘Gattaca’ (by Pablo Muñoz)
‘Event Horizon Final’ (‘Event Horizon’, 1997)
Direction, Paul WS Anderson. department: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs
Few Hollywood directors have been so battered in recent decades Paul WS Anderson, but there is also fairly clear agreement that behind the scenes ‘Final Horizon’ is his best work. I won’t be the one to discuss it, because this tale of space terror has an undeniable force to attract an audience that is not satisfied with being just another successor to ‘Alien, the Eighth Passenger’ and many scenes to remember. drop offs.
Review of ‘Final Horizon’ (by Sergio Benitez)
‘Mars Attacks’ (1996)
Direction, Tim Burton. departmentCast: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Pam Grier, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Lucas Haas, Natalie Portman, Jim Brown, Lisa Marie, Sylvia Sidney, Jack Black
A hilarious sci-fi comedy with the unmistakable style of Tim Burton who was at the peak of his career at the time. Filled with familiar face appearances and some aliens with unforgettable designs, it’s true that it can be a bit erratic in its whims, but that can’t take away from how much fun you’ll have with it.
Panic on the Road (‘Retroactive’, 1997)
Direction, Louis Moreno. department: James Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley, Jesse Borrego, M. Emmett Walsh
I have no doubt that this is the least known of the 11 included here, but I expect that to change little by little, as we are faced with a time travel movie with the feel of a road thriller that is straight from the road. But Go knows the grain – although I have already warned you that the meaning is not as deep as some would like in its science fiction component – and is an unforgettable interpretation of Unleashed James Belushi,
Critique of ‘Panic on the Road’ (by Mikel Zorrilla)
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‘Starship Troopers’ (1997)
Direction, Paul Verhoeven. department: Casper Van Dyne Dinah Meyer Dennis Richards Jake Busey Neil Patrick Harris Patrick Muldoon Michael Ironside
A wonderful anti-war satire that was not understood by many at the time of its premiere – it was even accused of promoting Nazism!-. It led to a box office decline after a strong opening weekend, and it has one, as it also does a great job as a big spectacle, with some over-the-top visuals. All this without giving off a gratifying bad temper, especially noticeable during newsreel scenes.
‘Starship Troopers’ Review (by John Tonnes)