Semantics & Syntax of Science-Fiction Movies

The growth of the science-fiction genre since its inception is very admirable. From Star Wars to Harry Potter to recent superhero films, science-fiction films have many different styles and looks. However, every visual work in this genre appeals to similar semantics and syntax.

For example, in regards to semantics, most science fictions movies feature one or more of the following:

Robots (or Artificial Life):

Space (and Interstellar Travel):

Time Travel:



Post-Apocalyptic Setting:

In addition, science-fiction films have a similar syntax:

Fear of War:

Environmental Concerns (Overpopulation, Pollution, etc.):

Issues with the Advancement of Technology:

By: Mustafa Kamal, #stantonfilm