While 2022 was a great year for movies, 2023 promises to top it off with a schedule full of great films of all kinds: action (Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1), character book (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3), Drama (Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer) and whatever the hell Barbie It supposed to be.
One genre in particular is destined to be a great year in 2023: science fiction. With the usual roster of sequels, reboots, and high-concept original movies (Kylo Ren battles dinosaurs!), these five sci-fi movies stand out as the very best packed package we can’t wait to watch later in the year.
Rebel Moon (to be announced 2023)
Finally done with the DC Extended Universe, Zach Snyder veers away from the superheroes and zombies that dominated his previous films and looks up to the skies. his next movie, Moon Rebel, in a peaceful colony in a galaxy far, far away is threatened by Balisarius, an alien tyrant bent on conquering as many planets as possible. In desperation, the colonists send a young woman with a mysterious past to gather other warriors from nearby planets to help fight Balisarius.
Inspired by Star Wars films and Akira Kurosawa films, Moon Rebel It promises to bring space opera back to science fiction. Snyder has an epic vision, as well as seemingly unlimited financial resources for Netflix at his disposal. In addition, he has assembled an eclectic cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Corey Stoll, Justice LeagueRay Fisher, Jena Malone and Anthony Hopkins bring his epic vision to life. While Snyder had his faults (remember lollipop punch?), Moon Rebel It has a schlocky B-movie premise we can’t help but love, and no annoying WB executive to curb the director’s penchant for slow motion sequences and lackluster visuals.
Wandering Earth 2 (January 22)
wait what? There is a sequel to Earth wanderingA movie you’ve probably never heard of? Well, ready to be more amazed like Earth wandering It was one of the biggest global hits when it was released in 2019. It’s not hard to see why, as the concept is intriguing: a group of scientists need to save the Earth from the heat of a dying sun. their solution? Take the Earth out of its orbit so you can travel to Jupiter and take advantage of that planet’s gravity.
Of course, things go wrong, and the protagonists of the film must overcome impossible odds to save their devastated planet. They’re not spoilers, because the sequel is on this list. Not much is known about Wandering Earth 2, but the same director and cast are involved, which bodes well. The original, which can now be watched on Netflix, is an entertaining spinoff that combines a great concept with a Hollywood-sized budget. It’s the rare Chinese special effects movie that plays as well, if not better, than those released by US studios, and the sequel promises more of the same thrills that made the original movie so enjoyable.
Transformers: Rise of the Monsters (June 9)
Look, we’ve been burned so many times by the Transformer franchise. None of them are great, and if you think about it, there’s only one really watchable, a surprisingly sweet 2018 Bumblebee With Hailee Steinfeld. This is why the seventh (!) installment of the robot fighting series is on this list, as Monsters Rise Serves as a standalone sequel to this movie.
While Steinfeld does not appear in this sequel, Peter Cullen does the voice of Optimus Prime. Join him Hamilton Actor Anthony Ramos, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, and Michelle Yeoh as various humans and robots. The movie adapts one of the most beloved stories of the series, monster warsThe trailer shows amazing battles in New York City in the 1990s, as well as mutants transformed into giant prehistoric dinosaurs attacking each other with high-tech weapons. It’s rather silly and stupid, but it looks good fun, and there’s no Mark Wahlberg or Shia LaBeouf (both of whom previously starred in previous Transformer movies and were terrible) to spoil the party.
65 (March 17)
All you need to know about it 65 Is this: Adam Driver fights actual dinosaurs… with guns. How is this possible? Does it matter? There’s no better hook for a 2023 movie than this, but we’ll fill you in on the details. the 65 In the title it refers to 65 million years BC, the era of an astronaut whose driver accidentally travels back in time when he crash-lands his ship full of passengers on a deserted planet, which he soon discovers is Earth. To get home, the driver must protect the other survivor of the crash, a child named Koa, and fight off all kinds of prehistoric monsters.
If premise isn’t enough to sell you this movie, maybe some members of the creative team will. The film is written and directed by Scott Beck and Brian Woods, who wrote the original film A quiet place — so they know a thing or two about creating character-driven stories and generating effective suspense. They are joined by composer Danny Elfman, who has received scores Batman And Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness proves to make for a memorable tune or tune. However, the main appeal of the movie stems from this: Kylo Ren is running around in Jurassic Park. If that isn’t enough to get you to watch this, I don’t know what else I can do.
Dune: Part Two (November 3)
What other movie would top this list? Dune: Part One It was one of the most praised films of 2021, and it received 10 Academy Award nominations, including one for Best Picture, winning six of them, so naturally the follow-up will be one of the most anticipated films of 2023. Dune continues the journey of Paul Arrakis, who has realized his destiny as “The One” and promises revenge on the oily Baron Harkonnen (quite literally!), who orchestrated his father’s assassination and nearly destroyed his family.
Of course, fans of Frank Herbert’s novel, or even David Lynch’s gruesome 1984 version, know that there’s much more to it than just revenge. There is intrigue in the mansion, metaphors about colonialism and climate change, and lots of exotic outfits. In addition to a complex plot, what makes Dune: Part Two The impressive cast is very engaging. part One Joining them are stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem. do not worry my loveFlorence Pugh, No time to dieLea Seydoux, ElvisAustin Butler and Christopher Walken. These actors are directed by Denis Villeneuve, director part One and a modern science fiction visionary with works such as Blade Runner 2049 And Access in his movie. Anyone looking for an exceptional, well-made sci-fi thriller destined to be remembered as a classic will not be disappointed. Dune: Part Two.
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