Originally Posted by chator
My vote goes to Prometheus, it was the most layered and thought provoking film I've seen this year. Dark Knight Rises was a disappointment, as was Spiderman.
It is not a summer movie but Chronicle was a decent sci-fi flick. I am personally not much of a fan of this nine-digit budget blockbuster stuff. Great ideas and script quality are more often than not substituted with glitter.
All the really good sci-fi movies from the last years had either moderate (Duncan's Moon and Source Code, Children Of Men, District 9, Sunshine) or small budgets (The Man From Earth, Primer).