Every year, it's easy to come up with a long list of the year's worst science fiction and fantasy movies. Reels and reels of garbage arrive in cinemas with shocking regularity. But it's a good year when you can think of half a dozen great genre films off the top of your head. By that standard, 2011 was a good year.
This is how I imagine the pitch meeting. "It's like Twilight meets She's All That, but with a gritty, urban feel and a cameo by an Olsen twin!" Beastly is an odd new paint-by-numbers teen genre flick, a hodgepodge of contrived romance and gothic horror. Its lineage can be traced straight back to Twilight. It's going…
Could this be the biggest year ever for fantastical movies? It certainly looks like it. The calendar is bursting with films about aliens, weird creatures, superheroes and magical worlds. Here's our complete guide to 2011's science fiction and fantasy films.
James Cameron explains how he's bringing his greatest passion to the Avatar sequel. An Iron Man 2 featurette includes Whiplash mayhem. Spielberg's new dinosaur show gets a star. Plus a Beastly trailer, and Lost, Doctor Who, Supernatural and Fringe spoilers.
Robert Rodriguez explains the deeper meaning of Predators, Joshua Duhamel talks Transformers 3 characters, and Kick-Ass' screenwriter reveals Hit-Girl's freakiest lines. And find out what to expect from Caprica's midseason finale. Plus Lost, Hot Tub, Fringe, Chuck, Supernatural and SGU.
This is the most ridiculous movie we've ever heard of: It's got an Olsen playing a freaky Goth, a blind Neil Patrick Harris and magic! It's Beastly, and it's laughable. Also see the worst job interview, and more flying babies.