The Martian

SUB-GENRES: Survival DIRECTED BY: Ridley Scott WRITTEN BY: Drew Goddard (screenplay); Based on the novel by Andy Weir RELEASE: 2015 PEW PEW: If you’re an action-only kind of person, your attention might wander. The climax is thrillingly suspenseful. CAT FOOD: The story is very human, with helpings of isolated frustration and triumphant displays of will,…

Elysium

SUB-GENRES: Action DIRECTED BY: Neill Blomkamp WRITTEN BY: Neill Blomkamp RELEASE: 2013 PEW PEW: Blomkamp does not disappoint with the action. There is everything to love about his brand of violence. CAT FOOD: The film is replete with commentary on class war, brainwashing, and immigration crises. As stated before, Neill Blomkamp is easily one of…

Interstellar

SUB-GENRES: Drama / Thriller DIRECTED BY: Christopher Nolan WRITTEN BY: Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan RELEASE: 2014 PEW PEW: The stakes are ever-changing and the suspense is real, but the story does not require action to make this happen. CAT FOOD: The film is rich with speculation on what we are and where we’re going,…

Titan A.E.

SUB-GENRES: Action / Adventure DIRECTED BY: Don Bluth & Gary Goldman WRITTEN BY: Ben Edlund and John August and Joss Whedon (screenplay); Hans Bauer and Randall McCormick (story) RELEASE: 2000 PEW PEW: High quality animation provides great action sequences with thrilling outcomes. It’s a great ride. CAT FOOD: Beyond the obvious tributes to the will…