It’s quite a wonderful time to be alive as a geek. Everything that
people considered lame and nerdy a couple of decades back, has
suddenly made it to the mainstream and become the new normal. With
the rapid evolution of technology, we’ve also come to accept as a
society that being tech-savvy and fascinated with technology is now a
With geeks becoming more and more popular, some movies in recent and
not-so-recent history have been far more widely accepted to watch.
Where some might have been too futuristic or unrealistic at the time
they were released, we’ve now broadened our horizons and accepted
that the potential for the future is, in fact, limitless.
And since we’re all still mostly in lockdown, here’s a few
incredible geek movies that you can watch.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The ultimate geek movie is Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It has
pretty much everything a geek could want: Arnold Schwarzenegger at
his prime, robots, over-the-top action, a storyline involving rogue
AI and the apocalypse, … There hasn’t been a movie so gloriously
perfect since this one, and there won’t be for quite a while. This
was also the last good Terminator movie, so don’t watch anything
past this one.
What’s better for a geek than to see a movie where an actual army
of superheroes takes on the army of a menacing villain, in a
storyline that in true comic fashion has been building up for a
decade across several properties?
While this movie wasn’t really that popular when it released, we
can now look at TRON with a much broader mind and accept the
wackiness of its premise. Also, we’ve come to appreciate Jeff
Bridges a whole lot more. The recent sequel wasn’t as good, but if
you can look past the dated CGI, the original is certainly a gem to
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
If there’s ever a series of movies catered towards the geekier side
of life, it’s got to be Star Wars. It has all the tropes you’d
expect from medieval fantasy stories, but they put it in space and
made the swords into colored beams of light that allow you to
instantly see if someone is good or bad.
Not only is Ghostbusters a movie for geeks, it’s also a movie where
the main characters are all geeks in the classic sense of the word.
Sure, the CGI is a bit outdated at this point and kind of hurts to
look at in certain scenes, but the charm and entertainment factor of
these ghost-hunting misfits still holds up until this day.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
I mean, every Michael Cera movie is pretty much a geek movie, but
this is probably the geekiest one of them all. It’s got that
superhero vibe, but also a garage band rockstar vibe and the general
Michael Cera quirkiness, so it’s definitely a unique experience
that you should watch as soon as possible.
When this movie came out, superhero movies weren’t as big as they
are now. Not too mention that Watchmen is perhaps the most unique
superhero franchises out there, since none of the heroes seem to be
perfect or even very heroic for that matter. There’s a lot more
moral ground that gets explored in this movie, and you can see it as
the Avengers or the Justice League, if they were real people instead
of entirely fictional characters.
While the movie in itself was mediocre at best, it’s been recently revealed that Zack Snyder will be releasing the Snyder cut of this movie that people have been asking for for years now. It probably couldn’t hurt to rewatch DC’s version of the Avengers before you get to see the new version, which will be entirely the way Zack Snyder wanted the project to be.