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It seems almost all sci-fi movies are apocalyptic and the like. And not much original.
Emris Emris 22-25, M 4 Answers Jun 25 in Movies & TV

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That's a really tough question. It's been a while since I've seen it, but The Lost Room had a happy ending. It's not the usual type of sci-fi, more of an interesting, and odd story.

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Thanks for the tip. Do you mean the tv-series? I haven't seen it.

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Yeah, it was pretty good.

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Science Fiction is about speculating the possibilities of the future, not about giving you a warm & fuzzy feeling with a strawberry on top.

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True, but why do the future possibilities always lead to some catastrophe?

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Because they wouldn't be worth discussing any other way.

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Of course, there are always risks. What I mean is, it seems the movies accept the worse-case scenario and don't present possible positive scenarios to the same extent, if at all.

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Nope, I mean the idea of a good outcome just isn't worth discussing for most science fiction fans. All of the people wanting a good outcome already have their genres, we call 'em: superhero, romance, & comedy.

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haha But that's hardly fair, is it? I like sci-fi and don't want to watch the end of the world all the time.

I'm afraid you are right, it's quite likely that the reason is that most people are not interested in a movie set in a positive future. Pity.

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I think it's quite fair, but then again I'd rather live in the average dystopian any day compared to most utopian futures.

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So many sci-fi movie annotations read like this:

"The year is 2***. Almost all people were wiped out because of a terrible disease / an alien invasion / killer robots / a natural catastrophe / the government etc. The few people left are fighting for their bare survival." :)

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No, I don't think it's fair to the genre. The genre's definition isn't a pessimistic one, so why all the negativity? Probably most people and movie studios don't like thinking about the future. I'm curios why would you prefer a dystopian future?

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Yes, but there's still choice, the ability to fight and defend, and the human factor of difference. No such concepts exist in any utopian future.

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Hm, I understand a utopia wouldn't be dramatic. But maybe something in between utopia-dystopia.

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I deleted to edit my lines... anyhow... because dystopians show both the good and bad sides as to what humans are capable of, not utopians. The very idea of a utopia I find repugnant.

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Okay, but I'm not proposing sci-fi movies to be utopian. It's the "end of the world" scenario that I think has been over-used. I'm just intrigued, why do you find the idea of a utopia repugnant?

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Anyway, thanks for the conversation. :)

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No prob.

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I guess so, in a way.

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Oh, well I didn't understand what you were asking then.

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