Thursday Movie Picks: Scientists

This week's theme from Wandering Through Yourselves is about those smart individuals in the world of science. Allow me to SuBvErT yOuR eXpEcTaTiOnS here and bring you terrible movies with bad scientists instead. 

1) Evolution

Unlike the other films on this list, I like this but it's not great. In this film, scientists are tasked with handling alien organisms that are starting to evolve. Hilarity ensues. I saw this in theaters with my dad when it first came out and I really liked it then, but when I watched it again as an adult I was faced with the reality that it wasn't as funny as my 13 year old self remembered. 

2) Alien: Covenant

This group of scientists are not dumb enough to divert from their mission to check out some random planet that appeared out of nowhere, right? Nope. Good thing they got some Michael Fassbender erotica on the way. 

3) Alone in the Dark 

You know Tara Reid is a scientist because she's got glasses on! All smart people have glasses. Unlike all the other Uwe Bowl garbage fires I've watched, this one doesn't even have memorable garbage in it. Unless you count that massive wall of text at the beginning that attempts to explain the film because what follows is a disaster.

20 comments:

  1. I have not seen my of these and maybe that’s ok😋

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  2. I almost put one of the Aliens movies on my list as well. It's funny how many scientist movies are out there when you really start thinking about it!

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    1. There is! That's why I had to go the bad movie route.

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  3. I've seen bits of Evolution, enough to tell me I've seen enough!

    The first two Alien films are so fantastic and that's where they should have stopped! This one stinks.

    Tara Reid as a scientist was all I needed to see to fully understand how bad your last pick must be!

    Finally a week I can get behind and not have to scrounge around for picks!! I love my first two and the last is just a bit of silliness thrown in.

    Creator (1985)-Wildly eccentric but brilliant scientist Dr. Harry Wolper (Peter O’Toole), head of his department at a prestigious medical research university, is at a crossroads. After years of living an unconventional but steady life, which includes trying to clone his late wife in his backyard laboratory, two people enter his sphere and radically change his perspective. Funny, poignant, quirky, evocative comedy drama is anchored by a masterful performance by the great O’Toole.

    Hidden Figures (2016)-Three brilliant African-American women, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), work behind the scenes at NASA. Though in many ways they have superior skills to their supervisors they face double discrimination because of both their sex and color but slowly things begin to change as the agency prepares to launch astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit. Involving drama which like Apollo 13 manages to impart a sense of suspense despite the outcome being a known.

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)-When his kids sneak into inventor Wayne Szalinski's (Rick Moranis) upstairs lab to retrieve a baseball, his experimental shrink ray miniaturizes them. On that goofy premise this silly but very successful comedy hinges. Followed by far too many sequels.

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    1. Creator is the only one of yours I Haven't seen. I loved Hidden Figures and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids is very nostalgic for me. I wouldn't have even thought of that for this one.

      My picks are terrible, it's good that you haven't seen them. lol

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  4. Why did you have to remind me about Michael Fassbender in Alien? Ugh!
    What's even worse is I've seen two of your three picks. At least I know to avoid Alone in the Dark.

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    1. I can't imagine you ever willingly watching an Uwe Boll movie. I know I shouldn't have. lol

      I can't forget Fassy's Alien erotica. I just can't.

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  5. I kinda liked Evolution. It was dumb but it had its funny moments such as Seann William Scott singing "You Are So Beautiful" to a monster and how they figured out how to kill the big monster.

    I haven't seen Alien: Covenant and having read the sypnosis and what my brother-in-law told me, I don't think I want to.

    Alone in the Dark is awful as the idea of Tara Reid as a scientist makes you wish you'd rather be killed by whatever monster is lurking out there than have Tara Reid save you. Uwe Boll, what a hack and I know he likes to fight his critics so I'd like a chance to fight him except... my ring's outside.

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    1. Evolution isn't terrible,it has its moments.

      Uwe Boll....yeesh. I can't believe I've seen so many of his movies. I don't know why I do that to myself.

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  6. Oh, I remember Evolution! That one was really cringy!

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  7. Scoob'll be on your My Must See 2020 Films list eventually

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  8. OMG. Evolution. I remember seeing it growing up and thinking some parts were fun, but so much of it is cringe. I might have to re-watch it and relive the horror now. lol Nice picks!

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  10. Haha...all smart people wear glasses...I wish. Anyway I haven't seen any of your picks.

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