The best sci-fi and fantasy movies rewatched or watched in 2020

Three movies discovered (or rediscovered) in 2020.

Three movies discovered (or rediscovered) in 2020.
Photo: Next, Disney, Paramount

Year of reviewYear of reviewLooking back on the best, worst and most important moments of the year, we look forward to next year.

Twenty-two It wasn’t very good, but it gave us a lot of free time — tHopefully you were finally making the statement. Look at it But I don’t have time. Well, in 2020 you did. as a result, Many of us revisited, fell in love with old favorites again, and finally discovered a movie we had never had before...Below is a story of those experiences From io9 staff..


Rocketeer is still flying high.

Rocketeer is still flying high.
Photo: Disney

Growing up, everything I knew Rocketia I don’t know why, but I like it. It was a cool movie in which a man in a suit flew around and hit the bad guys. Until this year, when I decided to see it again on a random Wednesday night, I hadn’t thought much about it for decades. DGod of the ears, it is glory.

Yes, there was a superhero atmosphere of all kinds of swashbucklers I remembered, bThe Rocketeer is new with this, so the movie is great. He is not so confident.He’s a little understated, a little cool, very nervous, but still manages Rise On occasion. further, Nice romance in the middle.. Joe Johnston directs the movie Hell and immerses you in the look of its perfect era. The James Horner score is one of the things you always hear, but forget where it came from.

When this movie came out, it wasn’t a big hit, it was just over (Minus recent cartoon series) Its appeal will also increase. This is this beautiful little gem embedded in the Disney + archive and you can always rediscover and enjoy it. — Germain Lussier

New infection final express

Zombie train for victory.

Zombie train for victory.
Photo: Next

As an editor of a pop culture website, I’m trying to see everything. As you can imagine, it’s a defeat. But this year, I made a list of the movies I intended to watch (both old and new) and consciously tried to empower through them when possible.Candyman, Lover, Freaks, Sea star, One-shot!, Halloween 3… there were many.

At the top of the list was the popular 2016 movie To Busan. Yeon Sang Ho’s Zombie Thriller I talked so muchI was a little worried that I couldn’t live up to my expectations, But it has surpassed them. Everyone knows that a zombie movie is a dime, but this keeps your blood pumping from start to finish and then repeatedly stabs you into the heart-it’s not an easy task!Somewhat The premise of claustrophobia and the pretty big cast of characters who never fall into the horror metaphor, it’s a really great ride from start to finish. I am very happy to be able to recommend it to others by saying that I have finally seen it.Now i just have to move Its sequel.. — Jill Pantozzi

Salem lot

Salem lot.

Salem lot.
Photo: CBS

Stephen King, Creepy Doll, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, And perhaps some other weird thing, noticed that I had never actually seen the 1979 miniseries Salem lot— Director Tobe Hooper King’s adaptation About a sleepy town in Maine with a sudden vampire problem.There is New take on Salem lot Currently in production by James Wan’s cohort Gary Dauberman, it may not look very similar to this version of King’s second-published novel. This novel composes that uneasy story in a delicious, sticky style of the 1970s, Texas chainsaw-Machi type made for CBS.

For those unfamiliar, the story is filled with elements that King reuses over and over again in subsequent works.David Soul, and in the middle of him Star ski and hatch Fame plays Ben Mears, a writer who returns to his hometown to gain access to Marstenhaus, a devastated mansion with a tragic past that has plagued his memory for decades.Hollywood royal James Mason plays new owner, mysterious antique A dealer with an even more mysterious partner that no one has ever seen.But the real prominence is Reggie Narder, the Alpha Vampire Kurt Barlow, who is screaming and groaning. very Vampire Nosferatu. (The rest of the vampires can make do with a simple and highly effective make-up that includes freaky eyes and even freaky fangs.) The rest Salem lot It’s a very modest tone, even if the supernatural threat begins to rise, but whenever Barlow is visible on the screen, it’s dominated by barbaric hysteria.

Salem lot Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell, Andre Braugher, etc. were remade as another miniseries in 2004, but I think the next option is Movie I. Have got Seen, but long late to revisit: 1987s Return to many of SalemMakes the sequel with just the name from, fun and funny Legendary B-movie director Larry Cohen.. — Cheryl Eddie

Gemini Man

Geminiman's double will.

Geminiman’s double will.
Photo: Paramount

Through the power of streaming services, I recently Chance to see Gemini Man, A movie I never thought I would watch A dull review started to flow..More Deny the topic around the movie So it’s safer to assume that the movie is simply not good, but in some cases it can’t. Please tell me anytime. There is a way to turn some topic into a unique beast that has nothing to do with the content of the movie itself, but with the direction of the conversation about the movie. With all this in mind, I thought of myself. Gemini Man Is it a chance to see if it’s close to what people say is awkward? “

I was happy and surprised to find it Gemini Man In fact, it’s one of Will Smith’s inferior films, especially notable for his lack of common sense. You are the man who is fighting his clone “HYeah, it’s my clone “and doesn’t need this very obvious reality pointed out for him. Gemini Man It’s ridiculous to argue that this isn’t the case, but it has the unintended side effect of making the movie proof of the fact that word-of-mouth is really credible. — Charles Priam Moore

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

This happened in 2020.

This happened in 2020.
Photo: Netflix

I lost a lot of good things this year. Some of them are outside the typical range of io9.For me, one of the biggest was the 2020s Eurovision Song Contest..I was a fan of Eurovision The last few years (like being my Super Bowl at this point).I love how ridiculous and serious it is, and it’s great to find my artist cheering (I was crazy about Iceland’s Dadi Freyr this year. Check this out. Music video). But covid-19, along with many others, got rid of it.

Then, behold, a bright light appeared in the dark — Netflix Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga..The· The movie arrived at the perfect time.Not only was it a carefree play In the movie Rachel Adams and Will Ferrell sang with Russian Dan Stevens and Cassandra Assassin’s Creed OdysseyBut it filled the void that there was no new Eurovision competition to enjoy this year. This is the kind of movie that you can turn on in the background while making dinner. Enjoy a mashup with your favorite Eurovision Star or a knife battle involving a magical Icelandic elf. They are real, and they mess you up. — Beth Elderkin

Lord of the Rings: Ring Fellowship

What a miscellaneous crew.

What a miscellaneous crew.
Photo: Warner Bros.

Arrival Lord of the Ring 4K trilogy End of the year (And a very necessary holiday) gave me the opportunity to see fellowship First time in nearly 10 years. WThe new mastering provided a dazzling flash, but what surprised me most was reaffirming Peter Jackson’s first step towards the Middleland, which brought me back to my past. is.

The· LotR Movies are part of the most basic and influential media of my early teens life, Star Wars Prequel or resurrection at that time Doctor Who— Rekindle your love for fantasy, the line will be a cultural glossary shared between me and my friends (and eventually become keen r / shireposting Habit). They are movies that I simply can’t understand without their prejudice, and I can’t criticize them like many media I love. Fellowship Seriousness, warmth, sheer feeling sincerity The bond between these characters is exactly what it is until Sam and Frodo leave The Shire to create and destroy fellowships. Overwhelmingly uplifting to me..It After seeing it fill my soul with joy, it can still have its effect for decades. It was a perfect adventure and I was very happy to go there and come back again. — James Whitbrook

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