Literary Category: essays
Format: Paperback with flaps
Synopsis: What does Neo represent in Matrix? Is Star Trek an optimistic vision, liberal and cosmopolitan of what could be the future of globalization? Why does it bother us so much that in Star Trek the same battle between good and evil is always repeated? It’s clear that Independence Day is a patriotic and nationalistic movie, but would we be able to explain exactly why this is so? What is there in common between our society and that of Matrix? What political ideologies and social anxieties are set forth in Terminator?
Science fiction movies feed on equal parts of an argumentative plot and philosophic-political reflection. Science fiction is meant to entertain the spectator, but it also expects to activate one’s critical and creative intuition, one’s drive to know and to think about the world.
Luis Miguel Ariza, scientific educator and movie expert, opens a window to a large audience so that they better understand the main philosophical messages of twenty-two great films of all times. All while we delve in the meaning of each and every one of these wonderful visual narrations, the combination of these reflections gives us the key of what is and will be throughout history the filmic genre, undoubtedly that which makes a bigger mark in our understanding and imagination.