All romantic comedies are the same—couple falls in love, couple falls out of love, couple eventually lives happily ever after, probably in New York City. They Came Together is a perfect parody that has the genre pegged.
Traditional rom-coms are a dying genre, but perhaps hard science fiction fans should mourn their loss. These films' characters and plots are more grounded in psychological realism than most science fiction films ever made.
Mel Gibson skeeved us out when he gained selective telepathy, allowing him to hear women's thoughts, in What Women Want. So why is the fantastic Gong Li signing up to star with Andy Lau in a Chinese remake?
You can tell any kind of story using science fictional ideas, from alien invasion to small personal transformations. But somehow, whenever you mix science fiction and romantic comedy, you create a pungent ooze that eats away at the eyeballs of everybody in the audience. What with it being Valentine's Day and all,…