One member noted that this article does not touch non-western films. Another stated: “District 9.”
Our fascination with dystopian movies, explained with copious academic references. Are these movies an escape, reinforcement of our political fears, or a way of coping with the increasing dystopia that is modern civilization? What say you Dystopian Movie Society?
Are we already living in a dystopia?
Clever concept. Wonderfully executed.
“One day the AIs will look back at us. Upright apes. All set for extinction.”
Unfortunately we have to give it a C-. The theater manager asked us what we thought while we were leaving, and after we told him he said he gets very polar opposite feedback on this one, so maybe you will love it, but if not you just might hate it.
“We’ve already failed the test.”
We used this movie as a shibboleth for lovers.
The Trial by Orson Welles–We venture to say Brazil by Terry Gilliam was heavily influenced by this movie.
Be prepared for a dystopian psychological rabbit hole, it’s based on the novel by Franz Kafka.
Recently re-watched. It holds up.