Make this February a fabulous/fantastic one, watching these 5 sci-fi thrillers this month

10 . Feb . 2021
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Sometimes, it’s nice to escape the day-to-day and get immersed in the futuristic world of science fiction. Be it fighting aliens, travelling through time or watching life on another planet, this genre has always made us enjoy an alternate reality leaving us asking for more. If you’re in the mood to be taken on an adventure that’s worth every second, we suggest you hit the play button and watch these five sci-fi thrillers this month.

Bliss

Directed by Mike Cahill, the film revolves around the life of Greg (Owen Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), a woman living on the streets. What follows is a series of events that manage to get him convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is just a computer simulation. With the film shifting between reality and an alternate one, leading to the protagonist unable to decode the truth from deceit, Bliss is set to be a mind-loving love story that will leave you hooked to your screen right from the first scene to the very last.

Watch on Amazon Prime Video

The Midnight Sky

Directed by George Clooney, the film, based on a book, is a thriller set against the backdrop of endless space and limited time. And if that wasn’t enough to grab your attention, the action sequences and state-of-the-art technology used is a visual spectacle to marvel at. Taking the viewer back and forth in time, the story sees a young scientist named Augustine have to make the tough choice of choosing between his family and career. A well-made and ambitious piece of sci-fi filmmaking, The Midnight Sky has everything that you were looking for in an entertaining sci-fi movie.

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Upload

Directed by Jeffrey Blitz, the sci-fi comedy series is set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. The afterlife series is about a man named Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell) who dies and is uploaded to a “digital afterlife program.” Along with an intriguing plot, the side tracks of a love story and murder mystery going on offers the viewer much more than what they could have imagined making for a very interesting watch.

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War for the Planet of the Apes

Don’t we just love this franchise that never fails to impress us with an epic battle taking place between humans and apes. Directed by Matt Reeves, the third film in the Planet of the Apes reboot series, sees our good old Caesar look to avenge the death of his family and unleash hell on his enemies. With some spectacular visual and special effects along with an intriguing plot, the movie brings a fascinating end to the rebooted trilogy making us wait for the next film in the series with eager anticipation.

Watch on Hotstar

Captive State

If you were looking for a movie that’s all about the aftermath of an alien invasion, here’s a movie that you can’t fail to miss. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, the film explores the lives on both sides of the conflict- the collaborators and dissidents which makes it an interesting watch for all sci-fi lovers

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