I shan't repeat anything already said about the movie here or across the web, but needless to say, we sci-fi fans are encouraged... and quite hopeful for the rest of the year. Could 2009 mark the return of good, intelligent sci-fi?
Thus far the new Star Trek has proven that sci-fi blockbusters can actually entertain and Moon has returned the genre to some of its Tarkovskian philosophizing.
And there's much more to come. We have yet to see if District 9 lives up to it's "presented by Peter Jackson" hype, or if Shane Acker's 9 can be an animated Oscar contender. We don't know if James Cameron's Avatar will be as revolutionary as is rumored or if Roland Emmerich can turn in another masterpiece with 2012. Is it possible that all of these films will disappoint? Sure. Is it likely that I'm just kidding about 2012 being any good? Absolutely.
So here's my question for you. Are you holding out hope for the return of good sci-fi? Did it ever really go away? What was the last truly great, intelligent science fiction film released?