2021 / Canada, UK, France
“Dune” by Denis Villeneuve, which was in the first place by a wide margin from its competitors, is called by some publications not just the most anticipated film of the year, but the most anticipated film of the last five years. Since it was in 2016 that it was announced that Legendary Pictures acquired the film rights to the cult novel by Frank Herbert. In 2018, it became known that the new film adaptation of the famous saga will consist of two parts. This is exactly what the director insisted on when starting work on the film. However, Great special effects, critically acclaimed music by Hans Zimmer, and a star-studded cast of Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Charlotte Rampling, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, and Jason Momoa ensured the film’s success.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Dune grossed $393.5 million worldwide. The film was included in 12 of the 15 ratings of the best science fiction films considered by the FAN film channel and was also awarded as the best science fiction film of the year by the film channel’s program directorate.
2021 / Adventure, Thriller, Sci-fi, Action
In second place is the long-awaited return of Neo and Trinity to the big screens. The Matrix: Resurrection is the fourth film in the series that fans have been waiting for almost 20 years. So, It was the debut work of Lana Wachowski as a sole director, it is believed that her sister Lilly retired from cinema. The creators of the first three parts also did not take part in the work on the picture – producer Joel Silver, cameraman Bill Pope, composer Don Davis and production designer Owen Paterson, but Keanu Reeves and Kerry-Anne Moss again played the main roles in the delight of fans of the series. Opinions about the film are diametrically opposed.
Some note the nostalgic nature of the picture, the director’s tendency to self-irony, and the love story in the center as the advantages of the film, and some scold him for the lack of action and monotonous narration. Despite the incompleteness of the plot of the picture, it has already been announced.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Not far behind the new Matrix in points is the first Marvel movie centered on an Asian hero, Shang-Chi, and the Legend of the Ten Rings by Destin Daniel Cretton. However, Private parking attendant Sean is actually a martial artist, and his father leads the criminal organization “Ten Rings” and secretly rules the whole world. Shang-Chi must return to his homeland to deal with the ghosts of his past. However, the film took 9th place at the global box office and received positive reviews from critics, hitting half of the Top Science Fiction Films of the year.
It closes the absolute rating. “Day of the Trigger”: Joe Carnahan’s fantastic action movie about a special forces soldier stuck in a time loop. The hero experiences the day when he is to be killed more than a hundred times. He fights an assassin armed with a machete, neutralizes the shooter, jumps out of the window of a house that has been hit by a helicopter, and steals a car, but still dies as a result. And this is what happens every day, a kind of “Groundhog Day” with Mel Gibson and Frank Grillo in the lead roles.