Science fiction films are an extraordinary genre for film lovers and scientists themselves. Science fiction does a fantastic job of telling the stories of the way humans connect with technology in the past, present, and even the future. Science fiction encourages people to explore and make discoveries. However, not all science fiction movies show an accurate representation of science and technology. Below we will take a look at how accurate some of Hollywood’s most iconic science fiction movies are, with information featured from an article on Interesting Engineering.
- The Martian
This movie is one of the most famous movies of all time. It has a very high score on various film critic review sites and is a fan favorite among many all over the world. The movie centers around a group of astronauts set in the year 2035. They are on a space mission to Mars and are faced with a variety of scary and challenging obstacles. The movie was actually relatively accurate due to Ridley Scott, the director’s close collaboration with NASA. Nasa enjoyed the movie so much that they ended up using it in a marketing campaign for their own space mission to Mars.
This movie is extremely interesting and shows us the possible benefits and dangers of becoming too dependent on artificial intelligence. The movie follows a man who is trying to heal after a deep heartache, who purchases an artificial intelligence device that acts like a companion. The device has a female voice and learns his passions and likes. He falls in love with the device and quickly finds out how doing so can be very complex and tricky. According to the article linked above, this type of technology could be seen in about five years, but the extent is still far off.
- Back To The Future
This film will go down in history as one of the most popular films globally. This film is loved by multiple generations and is often used in pop culture references. It depicts a scientist who partners up with town boy Marty McFly to work on a time machine after an experiment went awry. The film did a great job of demonstrating the rise of augmented realities, but we should not expect working time machines any time soon.