Giving It a Rest

This week’s FilmCritic column is a plea for science fiction filmmakers to show a little originality by way of pointing out several all-too-familiar tropes that could use a rest, for, oh, a decade or so (and noting which recent films are running those tropes into the ground). As ever, the comment thread at FilmCritic.com yearns for your input. Yearns, I tell you.