The Conventions of Science Fiction Films with Reference to Armageddon and Independence Day

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The Conventions of Science Fiction Films with Reference to Armageddon and Independence Day Two of the earliest science fiction stories were Frankenstein and war of the worlds by H.G Wells. Telling these stories gives directors plenty of opportunity for special effects. They can use their imaginations to design aliens, spaceships, robots, cities etc. Science fiction films are stories about imaginary scientific discoveries, space travel or life on other planets, they are popular because of this. People can just escape from their boring lives and enter a world of fantasy, where the only limit to as far as a science fiction film can go is your imagination. Science fiction is a popular genre of film,…show more content…
In Independence Day you can not see the threat to the world straight away, whereas in Armageddon the threat is apparent from the start of the film. This starts to create tension and excitement for the audience, because they don’t know what the threat is yet. Independence Day focuses on an alien world, they have come to earth in the hope to kill all the people on it and to use up the world’s resources, and this is the problem. It is similar to Armageddon because both of the problems come from space. In Armageddon the problem is a huge asteroid heading towards earth, but if it hits then the whole world will be destroyed, and the entire human race will be wiped out. In all science fiction films there is a hero, and Independence Day and Armageddon are no different. They both have strong, powerful and brave heroes. They both set out to save the world, but in different ways. In Independence Day Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) sets out to destroy the aliens and their spaceships. Whereas in Armageddon Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis) a deep core driller, sets out to destroy an asteroid the size of Texas. He

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