Jupiter Ascending (2015)

At the centre of the universe, something is up. The 90 000 year old matriarch of the Abrasax family (kindof like the Lannisters, only in space) has been murdered, setting off a powerplay between her three children (kindof like ‘Succession’, only in space). Which one of them will gain control of the earth, and its valuable crop of human cattle? That’s right: if you have ever had a sense that something, somewhere, was terribly wrong, you were right; the entire population of our planet is destined to be ‘harvested’, and used to make alien skin cream. Continue reading Jupiter Ascending (2015)

Children of Men (2006)

In 2027, the world’s women have been rendered collectively infertile. As despair for the future of our species overwhelms the population, a totalitarian English government maintains order by force, and clashes with underground freedom fighters. Then a pregnant woman is discovered, a potential symbol of hope and power to both sides. Fearing for her safety, she enlists a washed up journalist to help her escape to a protected refuge. Continue reading Children of Men (2006)

Sunshine (2007)

Fifty years into the future, something has gone wrong with the sun: it’s fusion engine is sputtering, and the earth is being turned into a snowball. In best movie tradition, our only hope is to send a volatile team on a craaaazy space mission; physicists, engineers and astronauts who have to drop a giant nucelar bomb into the sun’s core to kick start it back to life. Continue reading Sunshine (2007)

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

In 2035 a killer virus has wiped out most of the Earth’s population, and driven the survivors underground. Bruce Willis, a resourceful prisoner with a short temper, is ‘volunteered’ for a dangerous mission: time travel back to the 90s, and trace the source of the outbreak. But the Strangelovian scientists who are in control of this future dystopia, are not as shrewd as they make out. Continue reading Twelve Monkeys (1995)