This article was written by John Scalzi.
It’s not just science-fiction filmmakers who are guilty of the “one great scene” thing — look at horror films sometime — but it does crop up in this genre more than most others. Why is that? One reason has to do with the nature of science-fiction filmmaking itself.
Science fiction is in general a more spectacularly visual genre than others; right from the beginning, it’s primarily used special and cinematic effects rather than story and character to wow its audience.
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