Pseudo Science Fiction
Posted on January 8, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi
This week’s AMC column is about science fiction films that aren’t — that is, films that are arguably science fictional but which, for whatever reason, might not be considered science fiction films (for example, the latest Indiana Jones flick). We had a lot of these films last year, and some of them were the biggest box office draws of 2008. Come find out which ones I think qualify as actual science fiction, and which ones, well, not so much. As always, feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments there.
Also, for the record: I thought Indy crawling into a lead-lined fridge to survive a nuclear blast was funny. Realistic? No. But I can think of a lot more egregious ways the Indy series has played fast and loose with reality, can’t you? Getting on them about a fridge seems a little silly.
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