Dreaming Big

Why War of the Worlds is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Adam Woodward

Steven Spielberg’s alien invasion epic offers a boldly personal take on a contemporary global crisis.

Why Pacific Rim is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By David Jenkins

Guillermo del Toro choreographs a ballet with giants and offers one of cinema’s most beautiful definitions of love.

Why 2012 is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Christina Newland

Laying siege to Earth’s most beloved locations, this is Roland Emmerich’s most perfect replica of the disaster flicks of the 1970s.

Why Speed Racer is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Ethan Vestby

The Wachowskis’ pricy paean to juvenilia is a glorious multi-coloured folly which stands in stark contrast to its blockbuster brethren.

Why Edge of Tomorrow is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Craig Williams

This tricksy, time-looping caper acts as a telling metaphor for the repeated resurgence of its leading man, Tom Cruise.

Why Avatar is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Matt Thrift

The true greatness of James Cameron’s record-breaking space opera is not in its conception but its execution.

Why Sex and the City is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Justine Smith

This TV spin-off kickstarted a conversation on diversity, while also saying that women could and should have the same rabid consumer rights as men.

Why Casino Royale is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Adam Nayman

Director Martin Campbell does not get the respect he deserves for rehabilitating the Bond franchise not once, but twice.

Why What Women Want is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Ian Mantgani

In celebration of that rare beast – a battle-of-the-sexes fantasy rom-com that netted over $400 million at the box office.

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