10 Sci-Fi Movie Concepts That Shouldn't Work But Do

There's no way someone ever thought Being John Malkovich was a sane film to make...

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Often in sci-fi we get so swept up in the flashing lights and the glamour of alien worlds that we miss the bigger picture.

It's so easy to get lost in the beautiful environments and intricate lore of each new universe, or to choose to let a few inconsistencies slide by in order to continue enjoying your favourite fantasy universe.

However, if you take a step back and look at some of your favourite films, you might realise that the concepts behind them make absolutely no sense at all- and once you've done this, there's no going back.

There’s a whole host of bold concepts and ideas that shouldn’t necessarily work but they do: A.I. girlfriends, insect bosses, dream diving, doppelgangers - the possibilities are absolutely endless!

Sometimes these wild ideas are pulled off because of amazing performances, incredible scene-setting or scripting, or sometimes just because they introduce a new idea to us that we hadn’t confronted before.

Which is part of the charm of sci-fi, right?

With this in mind, let’s go ahead and take a look at 10 Sci-Fi Concepts that Shouldn’t Work But Do.


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