This article will review five movies, all from Hollywood, that I believe best shows the effects technology has had on our society (in my opinion and a slightly biased manner). At times this means glorifying technology, while at other times, it means making fun of it. Wherever your views may lie, consider these movie reviews as one man’s journey into the effects of technology on our lives.
Blade Runner 2049
At first glance, Blade Runner 2049 is a movie about a man named Officer K (Ryan Gosling) and his quest to find the most important thing in the universe: a child.
But if you look at it more closely, you’ll see that it’s really about technology—and how humans interact with it.
In the world of Blade Runner, humans have created replicants that are so smart and human-like that some people can’t tell them apart from real people. So when one of these replicants gives birth to a child, Officer K is sent on a mission to find her and bring her back to headquarters.
But as he begins his search for this little girl—Joi (Ana de Armas)—he discovers some disturbing things about her past and her world. And as he digs deeper into her story, he also learns more about himself than he ever expected.
This movie has been called “Blade Runner meets The Matrix” because of its unique combination of action-packed scenes with quieter moments where characters contemplate what life means in this futuristic world. The soundtrack also stands out as particularly haunting—it effectively evokes feelings of longing and loneliness.
If you’re looking for a film that will make you think, then Arrival is the movie for you.
The plot of Arrival is centered around alien ships that have landed on Earth in twelve locations worldwide. Amy Adams plays Louise Banks, an expert linguist recruited by the military to communicate with these aliens. The film is based on a short story by Ted Chiang called “Story of Your Life,” It explores concepts like time travel, language acquisition, and how human beings might respond to first contact with extraterrestrial lifeforms.
The viewer sees how Louise learns about the aliens’ language and culture through trial-and-error; she tries different methods until one day, she finds one that works. This process could be compared to learning a new language as an adult—you may try different approaches before finding one that works for you.
The movie also explores themes like communication breakdown between people and understanding each other’s cultures; this could be compared to breaking down barriers between countries so that we can better understand each other’s cultures and points of view.
Avengers: Endgame is the latest installment in the Marvel cinematic universe. It picks up where Avengers: Infinity War left off, with half of the universe being wiped out by Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet. The movie is sometimes a slog, but it does manage to tie up most of the major plot points from the previous movies and set them up for future installments.
The first part of the movie has almost no action scenes or special effects, which was refreshing after seeing three movies in a row, like Infinity War, Black Panther, and Ant-Man and Wasp, that had dozens of fight scenes per film. This allowed them to focus on character development and lay out some important plot points that would pay off later in the movie.
The movie’s second half features some epic action scenes but suffers from a few pacing issues that make it drag on too long at certain points. However, once you get past these parts, it becomes clear why they were necessary because they help lay the groundwork for later events in the film’s final act.
All in all, this was an excellent conclusion to Phase 3 of Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe, which sets up Phase 4 well while also giving us closure on certain storylines, such as those involving Captain America’s
Gemini Man is a movie about an older man who fights a young clone of himself. It’s like the movie Logan, but with more jokes and a compelling plot.
The movie begins with Ben Kingsley playing an aging hitman named Henry Sykes, who is getting ready to retire from his job as a hired gun. He has been working for someone named Gemini (played by Will Smith), and he believes that Gemini has been trying to kill him for some time now. He finally decides to go after Gemini and figure out his plan.
Meanwhile, the younger version of Henry Sykes (played by Clive Owen) is recruited by Gemini’s company to take over Henry’s job as an assassin when he retires. The only problem? He doesn’t know that Gemini has been trying to kill him because he looks exactly like him! So this young guy goes off on his adventure, trying to figure out why Gemini wants him dead and who he is.
This movie is so interesting because it shows how technology can be both good and bad depending on who uses it and how they use it. This isn’t just a sci-fi thriller; this film also has drama and comedy elements, making it more appealing than other films like Logan.
Star Wars Episode IX, the Rise of Skywalker
The Star Wars franchise has been going strong for the past four decades, with the first movie released in 1977 and the latest installment, The Rise of Skywalker, released in 2019. I was very excited to see this movie because I have loved Star Wars since I was a child and have seen every single one of them.
The movie starts with Rey and Kylo Ren (now on the same side) finding out they are related. They discover they are cousins, and they also discover that they are both descendants of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala.
They then go on a journey to find Luke Skywalker, who has disappeared after defeating Snoke in The Last Jedi. They realize that Snoke has been controlling him through a device implanted into his brain while he is still alive. The group goes to find him on a planet called Ahch-To, where he lives alone after having lost hope in everything, including himself and the Jedi order, due to what happened at Endor when his father, Darth Vader, died at the hands of his son Luke Skywalker who turned against him after realizing what he had done as well as being betrayed by Kylo Ren who killed Han Solo (his best friend), so he could turn evil himself instead.