Have you ever seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind? What’s it about? Don’t recap its plot for me—what’s it about? I think it’s about awe—the ability to look at the night sky and see wonder and adventure and magnificence. I just finished watching a movie, streaming on Amazon Prime, that covers some of the same territory as Close Encounters. In my opinion it is a better movie, better acted, more affecting, and was probably made for 1% of the budget of Close Encounters. The movie is Cosmos (2019).
If your idea of a great science fiction movie is anything directed by Michael Bay or produced by James Cameron do not waste your time with Cosmos. You will hate it. There are no big name Hollywood starts, no explosions, no stunning digital effects, no sex, no nudity. Most of it is just three guys shot in a car. In it.
If the future of movies is something that can open simultaneously in 5,000 cineplexes and will appeal to the Chinese audience, IMO movies have no future. If the future of movies is more like Cosmos, the future is bright.