Quoted for truth! Predictable cinema in unavoidable these days esp in scifi, its how well the charictors tell the storys that matters. Im a scifi fan so for me men on a space ship flying through space encountering life that may not be so friendly is about as "How stereotypical and utterly predictable!" as you can get. Still made some of the best movies ive ever seen though. At the end of the day a good direcotor and a cast of actors that interact well and are good at what they can do can take a plot line that has been done too a thousand deaths and still grip you for 90 minutes. but you really have to watch the movie first to know weather they have accomplished this. One thing you rally cant take as gossple is the word of a critic!