We've shown you the hilarious supercut of Prometheus citing everything wrong with the Aliens prequel. Now those same folks have given the same treatment to everyone's favorite female archery expert from a dystopian future, Katniss Everdeen.
Considering the fact that Arrow has become a bona fide hit for The CW, the network hopes to stay close to the sci-fi-ish genre with two new series that are being compared to hit franchises X-Men and The Hunger Games. Could one of these be the next Arrow?
Dating all the way back to the era of the original Twilight Zone, science fiction has served as a great way to sneak in political allegories and cultural critiques —all under the guise of a sci-fi movie. So what are some popular sci-fi flicks that have been accused—whether deserved or not—of getting a little too political?
Remember a few years back when Twilight got really, really, obnoxiously big, and fans were producing lots and lots of baby Bellas and Edwards and Jacobs? Well, the day of the vampire-inspired infant name seems to have passed, and another sci-fi franchise is dominating the baby name scene. But which one?
With the clock ticking and The Hunger Games' sequel, Catching Fire, needing to be in the can by the end of this year, Lionsgate has narrowed the field of potential directors down to two: an Oscar-nominated genre newbie and someone who has put both Will Smith and Keanu Reeves through hell.
The Hunger Games is only beginning its reign as a pop culture phenomenon, and already fans and detractors alike are drawing parallels between the franchise and the 2000 Japanese flick Battle Royale, another film about teens forced to kill each other by an oppressive government. Hunger Games director Gary Ross has heard the comparisons, but he hasn't seen the other flick, and he's got a very good reason why not.
With The Hunger Games set to open this weekend, analysts believe it could be the first huge blockbuster of the year. (Sorry, John Carter.) So big, in fact, that it could make well over its production budget with its opening weekend box office take. That ain't bad.