The history of Science Fiction Movies Genre is same old as motion picture industry, but it’s first solid footprints were not felt any sooner than 2nd half of last century when mankind had already witnessed the powers of science through atomic bombs and flying rockets. UFOs, aliens, robots, Terminators, Predators, Iron Man and avengers and Wall-E etc. are some of direct creations of Science Fiction.
Talking about them is really interesting in many ways. At times they themselves are threat to mankind’s survival and at other times they are the defenders of mankind against other odds. Nevertheless, movies based on their theme are a great success and people love them watching them around in their real lives. Interestingly, recycled art has allowed us a chance to have them literally around us in our real lives.
Star Wars Legacy and Recycled Art:
Last quarter of 20th century is quite notable in terms of movie art because it gave birth to the characters big enough to forget even in next century. Characters such as Darth Vader, Boba Fett, C3PO, R2D2 and Battle Droid are some of those characters who still haunt our memories. Their dialogues have reached the status of maxims and quotes. All their action was propagated through their immaculate robotic presentations.
Though George Lucas has retired this year, he has left behind the legacy of artists who make these characters for those who have fascination for them. Star wars Art is a discipline in Recycled Art where artists use scrap metal to make characters mentioned above. Though these star wars sculptures are made of scrap metal, yet they have all those features and details peculiar to their original versions. They are tall, they are detailed, they carry their weaponry and more importantly, they are harmless. You won’t be hearing Boba Fett saying, ‘Maybe I had grown up a nice guy if Jedi hadn’t beheaded my father in front of my eyes’ or nor Darth Vader will find your faith disturbing.
Terminator Sculptures: ‘I will be back’
It was 1987, when we first heard T-800 in Los Angeles Police Station saying, ‘I’ll be back’. And after two and half decades, we aren’t sure when Terminator gets back to screens. Well, Terminator series is one of world’s biggest movie successes. Everyone keeps Terminator DVD in his laptops and computers and many of the fans still love Terminator posters hanging in their rooms. But, what about having terminator statue in real form?
Terminator will surely be aware of recycled art and had belief in it that one day when he will not be appearing in movies, he will be practically present in our homes and gardens and study rooms. He is back for never leaving us away. These metal crafts cannot help us from odds as they do in movies but they surely tell us how to react to those odds. An inspiration for science and promise for future, this is what these terminator sculptures are all about.
Wall-E and Recycling:
Snow capped mountains replaced by glutting mountains of trash and life-blessing rains replaced by breath sucking sandstorms and torrential downpours! Yes, based on aftermaths of mass consumerism, Wall-E is a latest commentary over modern life styles. Before we talk about it, you must watch it first.
Scrap metal art allows us to have our favorite characters around us and know that ‘More litter is making our lives bitter’.