MANKIND FACES

New Straits Times - - World -

LOS AN­GE­LES: Eight decades af­ter Flash Gor­don hinted that aliens might not have our best in­ter­ests at heart, mankind still risks de­struc­tion in the movies to make con­tact with ex­trater­res­trial life. From Fred­er­ick Stephani’s 1936 big screen se­rial through the US$1.2 bil­lion (RM5.3 bil­lion) Alien fran­chise to last year’s In­de­pen­dence Day: Resur­gence, the he­roes of more than 500 space in­va­sion films have been lin­ing up to die in new and in­ven­tive ways.

This year’s first sci-fi block­buster is ,a claus­tro­pho­bic

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