Rick and Morty: 10 Best Sci-Fi Movie References
From "Inception" to "Mad Max" to "Jurassic Park" to "Back to the Future," Rick and Morty's screenwriters have emulated many beloved sci-fi classics.
The sixth season of "Rick and Morty" has been hailed as the best episode of the show since its inception. With Won's Die Hard parody and return to a universe invaded by David Cronenberg-esque monsters, season 6 continues the Rick and Morty tradition of spoofing classic movies.
From the fantastical levels of Inception to the post-apocalyptic thrills of Mad Max to the core dynamics of Back to the Future, Rick and Morty's screenplay emulates many beloved sci-fi Movie classic.
In the second episode of the series, "Lawnmower Dog", Rick uses technology similar to Christopher Nolan's Inception to infiltrate Mr. Morty's dream, implanting ideas to give Morty a better score.
Nolan used layers of dreams to bring psychedelic visuals to life, while Rick and Morty used each of the dream layers to explore deeper, darker, more depraved parts of the teacher's mind - including an episode by Summer A gigantic orgy of imaginary avatars.
The authors of Rick and Morty generally avoid using time travel as a plot point, but there is a lot of time travel In the Season 4 episode "Rattlestar Ricklactica". After Morty killed a Serpentine astronaut and sent an Earth snake to Planet Snake, the snakes invented time travel in revenge.
They started sending the robot snake back in time to kill the Smiths, just like Skynet sent the killer robot (but the snake version) back in time to kill Connors in the Terminator series.
8/10 Guardians Of The Galaxy
The season 3 episode "Defenders: Return of the Destroyer of Worlds" parodied the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general, but the closest parallel to Rick and Morty's resident superhero team was James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Space outlaws in the team movie.
Rick's jigsaw puzzles and puzzles point out many of the flaws and clichés in Marvel's storytelling, such as witty dialogue and interchangeable backstories.
7/10 Cloud Atlas
When Rick and Morty were watching interdimensional cable TV in the season 1 episode "Rixty Minutes", they discovered an alternate version of Jerry who was a famous movie star because they found him on one of the parallel channels Played the role of Tom Hanks in Cloud on the Cosmos TV channel.
This is the most obscure Hanks movie the writers could have put Alternative Jerry in. instead of playing forrest Forrest Gump, he's in an inexplicable sci-fi epic. The original Jerry didn't even know what it was. He asks, "What is Cloud Atlas?"
Although its title is taken from Ridley Scott's polarizing prequel, Season 4's "Promortyus" satirizes the entire Alien franchise. Rick and Morty encountered a group of aliens who captured them and took control of their minds.
This episode is a clever parody of Scott's insistence on explaining the Alien's origins and motivations. The face-hugging aliens from Rick and Morty are so advanced they have their own M&M's store.
5/10 Jurassic Park
The season 1 episode "Anatomy Park" could aptly be described as Jurassic Park meets Wonderland. Rick reveals that he's designed and built his own miniature anatomy-themed amusement park inside a homeless human body, and he and Morty huddle up to visit.
John Oliver's park manager, Xenon Bloom, aptly impersonates Jurassic Park's megalomaniac John Hammond. But unlike Hammond, Bloom did not survive. He was eaten by E. coli.
Season 4 premiere "Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat" is a loose remake of the classic anime Akira. This episode sees Morty using aliens A crystal that can predict future events shaped his fate with high school crush Jessica.
When Morty is fully psychic, takes to the air, and fights an army, the references to Akira come fast and numerous. In a newscast seen in the episode, Morty is referred to as "Akira Boy".
3/10 Mad Max
In the season 3 episode "Rickmancing the Stone", Rick takes Morty and Summer to a post-apocalyptic version of Earth, and they end up having so much fun that they decide to settle there for a while. The gas-guzzling post-apocalyptic warrior in this episode is designed to look like the gas-guzzling post-apocalyptic warrior from the Mad Max series.
The episode's post-apocalyptic setting borrows certain concepts from George Miller's classic sci-fi action films, such as the life-and-death battle in Thunderdome and the intense car chases on Fury Road.
2/10 Star Wars
The season 4 finale "Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri" asks the Smiths to "do a Star Wars game" in order to save Earth from a corporate-sponsored planet-destroying space station. The episode hilariously satirizes the Star Wars saga's obsession with Death Star plot devices.
from the original The film introduces the original Death Star, but also a second Death Star, Starkiller Base (aka the larger Death Star), and a fleet of Star Destroyers with their own Death Star-powered cannons.
1/10 Back To The Future
As we all know, Rick and Morty is based on the "Back to the Future" series. A pairing of an aging genius inventor and his teenage companion, inspired by the dynamic of Dr. Brown and Marty McFly in Robert Zemeckis' classic time travel trilogy, except the time travel is replaced by Travel across dimensions.
Rick and Morty's dynamics are more dysfunctional than Doctor and Marty's, although the writers traded the dubious friendship between grown men and high schoolers for grandparents.