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Summer sci-fi: an up-to-minute reflection of our transnational world
Summer sci-fi: an up-to-minute reflection of our transnational world

It may seem unlikely, but intergalactic robots, a train that traverses the globe and a woman with drug-induced superpowers indeed all have something to say about the reality of our actual right now even while imagining uncanny alternate paths. Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction," Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" and Luc Besson's "Lucy" all engage the multiculturalism of the global economy era both in front of and behind the camera. Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow," Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla" and recent indie releases such as Mike Cahill's...

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