Love is blind. Have you ever heard that motto? I guess you did. And it is rather true. Try not to be so narrow-minded. Choosing people out of our league or far from our age is one thing, but breaking out of our genetic group and falling into the arms of different species, well, that is something unique. Maybe science fiction movies are not famous for their romances, but still, they have portrayed many love stories that caught our attention.
Directed by David Cronenberg, "The Fly" is a sci-fi thriller with a fundamental characteristic of the doomed love affair between Jeff Goldblum (Seth Brundle) and Geena Davis (Veronica). After an unsuccessful scientific experiment that lets instantaneous teleportation of an object from one pod to another, Seth's DNA is merged with the DNA of a fly resulting in a hybrid creature, something between a human and an insect. Veronica soon finds out that she is pregnant and she is terrified because she cannot tell if the baby was conceived before or after Seth's fatal teleportation. The suspense keeps rising, as the two lovers cannot find a way to be together; a love story with no happy end.
One of the most famous interspecies romances is between Superman and Lois Lane. Superman has fallen in love and has to save not only the world, but also gain the love of beautiful Lois. How many times have you said, while watching the film, "Clark is Superman! Kiss him!"? Even kryptonite is not strong enough to keep these two apart.
The Fifth Element
Directed by Luc Besson and starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman and Chris Tucker, "The Fifth Element" is a science fiction action thriller with a load of humor that ends up to be a love story. Milla, as Leeloo, is every man's dream. A genetically altered human being that looks like a super-model, wears few clothes that cover just the necessary parts, speaks no English and is great in martial arts. Bruce is the lucky person that falls in love with her and, between scenes full of adrenaline, we follow their efforts to live happily ever after.
One of the best romances in science fiction movies was between Han Solo and Princess Leia. Like all typical romances, these two hated each other when they first met but soon end up being madly in love with each other.
A heavenly love story between an angel (John Phillip Law) and a human (Jane Fonda). If there was an award for best interplanetary romance, "Barbarella" will be the winner. On the other hand, some claimed that Barbarella seduces an angel not to save the earth, but to find an excuse for erotic scenes. The final judgment is yours.
You can find love everywhere. Why not in science fiction movies too? Both women and men are attracted, making science fiction films a favourable genre.