A few years ago, Neil Blomkamp's debut had many people hoping he would usher in a new era of smart sci-fi movies that delivered on action and ideas at the same time. After two disappointing follow-ups, no one much thinks about him in those terms however. Instead, we have recently had two other directors who have both released two much talked about hard sci-fi movies in succession. Denis Villeneuve had everyone wonder about the nature of time and ethics with Arrival and updated Blade Runner into the XXIst century and is now working on a new adaptation of Dune. Alex Garland on the other hand, delivered the stylish AI movie Ex Machina that made plenty year end top lists and has just released the adaptation of Annihilation to Netflix, a movie that has been baffling everyone's who's seen it for a couple of months now.
Whose career are you most interested in and who gives you the most hope for future sci-fi movies?