6 thrilling sci-fi movies coming to Amazon Prime in October 2021
“If we don’t stop it, there won’t be a home to go back to.”
Anaconda may be silly and scientifically dubious, but it’s still a lot of fun. It’s basically a slasher movie starring a giant snake, which should tell you if it’s for you or not.
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5. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
The Cradle of Life sets Lara Croft on a globe-trotting adventure to find the mythical Pandora’s box. It doesn’t offer much more than a worldwide sightseeing tour, but at least it does that well.
4. Resident Evil: Retribution
Resident Evil: Retribution offers what the series always has: cartoonish CGI and a plot so baffling it’ll make you constantly think you’ve missed something. For the right audience, those are both good signs.
3. The Thing (2011)
The prequel to John Carpenter’s masterpiece of the same name, The Thing was doomed by a late-in-production switch from practical effects to CGI. Otherwise, it’s a competent but familiar homage to the original.
2. Cowboys & Aliens
It’s all in the title. When a bunch of alien varmints arrive on Earth in 1873 for an interstellar gold rush, it’s up to a posse of cowboys to wrangle them back where they came from.
Prometheus tells the pre-history of the Alien franchise that no one was asking for. While its connection to the sci-fi horror classic is tenuous, its atmospheric worldbuilding makes it stand on its own.