Science Fiction movies are one of the genres of films which have witnessed a lot of change in our present century. Though the concept of sci-fi films were here since the 1950s, the advent of technology and filmography techniques make today’s sci-fi films more realistic and resolute. You are led to believe in what is shown that something like that really exists in your world as well. Just have a look at the recent blockbuster Avatar and another very similar appreciated movie, 2012,and you will realize that the Sci-Fi movies have come of age and they can really show something beyond your imagination.
The lack of technology could not have made this type of cinematography possible for some of the great filmmakers(the pioneers who started the trend) to make sci-fi masterpieces of this caliber. Today with graphics, animations and other technological effects one can create a different planet, a more realistic space ship, or more horrifying man vs machine movies like Transformers. People have accepted the imagination and concepts of these movies readily, especially the young generation who fall in love with them.
The biggest technology leap in Sci-Fi movies came with the movie Independence Day directed by Roland Emmrich. He is the man behind 2012 also. The use of cutting-edge technology can be seen in movies like Titanic, the Jurassic Park series and others where animations and robotic movements of animals play a great role. Today, this technology can offer a more realistic and integrated feel to the movie experience. In Avatar you can see the planet Pandora where humans invade for the powerful mineral called unobtanium. The planet and its surroundings, its creatures and other natural features have been shown to be so perfect that you believe the luminescent plants exists.
The experience of sci-fi movies which can elaborately present you with visually with something fictitious with the feel of being so real. The use of technologies like the 24 frames-per- second rate, and digital animation and graphics increases the budget of these movies, as well as creating something for which people pay at the box office to get entertained. Sci-fi movies motivate people to think and feel something beyond their imagination, and technology enables a film maker to give life to his or her imagination as well. Thanks to these techniques, it allows film makers to create masterpieces like Avatar.