We find respite and immense pleasure in watching sci-fi movies. The film industry is satisfied producing movies having elements of fiction, action and magic. Movies with such components are being largely preferred as it is a temporary departure from the monotonous storylines. It has managed to take a fixed position not just on the preference list of children, but young adults and adults likewise. Magical and supernatural movies binds us in an aura of awe and wonder, with it captivating and perplexing storylines. The effects put to use in such flicks serve their purpose very well. Extravagant use of magical elements if used has the potential to foil the overall effect produced. Not all movies emerge as exceptionally good ones when it comes to the right usage of supernatural elements and realism. However, there are some who have enticed the audience very well given the perfect proportion of story, drama, magic and action. If you are keen on getting hold on such movies, read ahead and help yourself.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, The Prestige is a mystery drama with the story of two magicians as the background of the plot. It is an adaptation from a winning novel by the same name. The story centers around the life of two magicians who are partners and their struggle in the world of presenting illusions and trickeries as magicians. Watch the flick and know what turns the two partners into rivals trying to sabotage the other’s life and career.
Starring Hritik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It brings to light the life of a very successful and known magician, Ethan who becomes paralyzed while performing one of his magic tricks in front of his audience. It is his ability to perform magical tricks despite being paralyzed below his neck which brings goosebumps to those around. The one and only desperate wish of Ethan is to be given permission for a mercy killing. The movie is a flawless mix of romance, tragedy and magic.
A Disney movie, directed by Kevin Lima casting Patrick Dempsey and Amy Adams is a fairy tale flick. Despite being a fairy tale story, it is not completely animated and has non-animated scenes as well. It is a parody of several classics of Walt Disney including the story of Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Though the movie begins and ends with a fairytale touch to it, the twists and turns are rather realistic with the protagonist realizing her love for a married man with a child.
Now this is where love and magical powers come together and present as an invincible combination. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, the movie stars Sienna Miller, Claire Danes and Charlie Cox . In an attempt to please his lady love and fulfill her silly wish, a young boy sets on to his journey to bring a fallen star to her and with that he finds himself in the magical world of Stormhold. It is only after he meets the fallen star in the form of a fairy, his real quests actually begin. The fairy is endangered and upon the lad’s shoulders now lies the responsibility to ensure her safety.
Alice In The Wonderland
An adaption of Lewis Carol’s novel by the same name, the movie has been directed by Tim Burton. Anne Hathway plays the White Queen while the role of Alice has been played by Mia Wasikowska. The versatile Johny Depp can be seen in the role of the Mad Hatter. Alice’s adventures in the mystical land have bound all of us. The movie does the same with the grown up Alice coming back to the forsaken land and endowed with the responsibility of slaying Jabberwock, a dragon like creature in the control of the evil Red Queen.
Lord of The Rings
Directed by Peter Jackson, Lord of The Rings (series) brings to us an exceptionally adventurous and mystical journey undertaken by Frodo, Elijah Wood. The movie focuses on his escapades to reach the Cracks of Doom where he needs to destroy a mysterious ring that he has come across by a chance of fate. He undertakes the dangerous quest only for a noble cause that is to prevent the reign of Dark Lords again at all costs. It is an adaptation of the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Oz the Great and Powerful
It is a fantasy adventure film directed by Sam Raimi with James France and Mila Kunis in the lead roles. Driven out from Kansas a magician comes and seeks refuge in the land of Oz. People mistake him for the great wizard who is to end their sufferings and it is here that the simple magician cash on their belief. In the scene comes three witches, shaking his plans of outwitting the naïve people of Oz. Soon it becomes a battle and discovery of evil and good.
The film achieved immense appreciation for the high-tech visual effects and dynamicity of the same. Directed by George Lucas, the film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher etcetera. This about a rescue operation to get back Princess Leia from the captivity of the evil Darth Vader and once and for all restore peace once again in the Galaxy.
In three parts, the series is directed by Andrew Adamson. The Chronicles of Narnia focus on the life of three children who are war kids during World War II and are sent to a relative’s place to be secure from the effects of war. It is here that their own adventure begins after the youngest amongst them, Lucy discovers a parallel world in a closet. This is the world of Narnia which has been in thee captivity of the evil White Witch. Now it is upon the children and the great Aslan, the real ruler of that world to save Narnia.
Taken from the famous and wildly read Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter movies directed by David Heyman are no less popular. Over the years it has astounded and deeply engrossed the audience into the finely dramatized description of the book including the life of the three wizards and their adventures at Hogwarts. The story culminates with Harry’s struggle and defeat of the evil Voldemort who desires to rule over the magical world. The movie series gave a lifelong fame to the three protagonists. It is the world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardly that has instilled in many children the hidden wish to land up in a place like that.
These spell bounding movies have unfailingly dazed us. If you have not watched even one of it, then go ahead. Waste no time!