Annal: 2004 Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film

Results of the Saturn Award in the year 2004.

Film:X2: X-Men United

X2: X-Men United: Part 2 of The X-Men trilogy

Bryan Singer

The evolution continues in this “exhilarating thrill ride” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) that features the extraordinary original X-Men—along with amazing new mutants possessing fantastic powers that have to be seen to be believed. In the wake of a shocking attack on the President, the X-Men face their most dangerous mission ever. They must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet. But could this new alliance backfire and annihilate the human race? Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Hale Berry, Famke Janssen and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos star in this breathtaking, action-packed spectacle that “may be the best superhero movie yet made!” (San Francisco Examiner)

Film:Hulk

Hulk

Ang Lee

When the Hulk gets angry, his movie gets good, so you wish he’d get angry more often. Accepting this challenge after the triumphant Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, director Ang Lee has created an ambitious film, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, that succeeds as a cautionary tale about mad science and traumatized children coping with legacies of pain. That’s the Hulk’s problem: After accidental exposure to gamma radiation, scientist Bruce Banner (Eric Bana) turns into the huge, green, and indestructible Hulk when provoked, and…

Film:Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Jan de Bont

In Lara Croft Tomb Raider–The Cradle of Life, Pandora’s Box is said to house the most unspeakable evil ever known, and it is hidden in Africa in an area known as “The Cradle Of Life.” Now, it is up to Lara Croft to find the infamous box before it falls into the hands of a maniacal Nobel Prize-winning scientist (Hinds), who’s intent on harnessing the evil power. Facing her greatest challenges yet, the intrepid tomb raider travels the world on a spectacular adventure that takes her to such exotic places as Hong Kong, Kenya, Tanzania, Greece and the Great Wall of China.

Film:The Matrix Revolutions

The Matrix Revolutions: Part 3 of The Matrix Trilogy

Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski

Despite the inevitable law of diminishing returns, The Matrix Revolutions is quite satisfying as an adrenalized action epic, marking yet another milestone in the exponential evolution of computer-generated special effects. That may not be enough to satisfy hardcore Matrix fans who turned the Wachowski Brothers’ hacker mythology into a quasi-religious pop-cultural phenomenon, but there’s no denying that the trilogy goes out with a cosmic bang instead of the whimper that many expected. Picking up precisely where The Matrix Reloaded left off,…

Film:Paycheck

Paycheck

John Woo

The brainy, paranoid science fiction of writer Philip K. Dick has inspired one visionary classic (Blade Runner) and two above-average action movies (Total Recall and Minority Report). Paycheck aspires to follow in their footsteps: An engineer (Ben Affleck, Chasing Amy) routinely agrees to have his memory erased after every job so that he doesn’t know what he’s done. But after the biggest job of his life, he discovers that not only has he refused a $90 million paycheck, he’s sent himself an envelope full of things he doesn’t…

Film:Terminator 3

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Jonathan Mostow

A decade has passed since John Connor (nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 25, Connor lives “off the grid”—no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet—the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until…out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (Kristanna Loken), Skynet’s most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000, this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful. Now Connor’s only hope for survival is the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day…or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.

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