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Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/24/2015 11:35:09


Thomas 633
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I searched up "dystopian movies since 2005' and got this list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dystopian_films
70ish. Since 2005. Seriously? 7 a year? Is that really nessacary?
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/24/2015 15:13:15


Darth Darth Binks
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No it is not.
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/24/2015 17:01:08


skunk940 
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Some the movies on that list, I wouldn't class as Dystopian.
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/24/2015 17:40:09


Richard Sharpe 
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Then don't watch them?
Pretty simple really.

And what would you prefer? Utopian movies where all is peaceful and everyone is happy? Sounds like a pretty boring movie...
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/24/2015 17:51:40


ℳℛᐤƬrαńɋℰ✕
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One good example where Google nor Wikipedia is our friend. Dystopia is very distinctive theme. Badly abstract thinking is dying function and therefore many can´t make basic difference on "another crap fiction" from clear dystopia. That one can find elements of Dystopian society in Star Wars does not make the whole film Dystopian. Is Terminator Dystopia for you?

There goes the saying that "Google is commoner". Meaning google will give you answer that 2+2=4 put, IT does not explain how it came to be or what it mean linguistically. That someone calls something with name X - does not mean it is X.

I remember there was a great book about Dystopian literature and culture, although can´t recall source. I would suggest to look into political film societies. Not stumble the random IMDB or Wikipedia lists. Although there has been not much watchable dystopians after 2000s.

Utopia-Dystopia. There is just a thin line between them theoretically. One mans Utopia is anothers Dystopia.

Edited 6/24/2015 18:01:09
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/24/2015 19:02:29


Fleecemaster 
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One mans Utopia is 6 million others Dystopia.
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/25/2015 02:36:02


Thomas 633
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true. also Terminator Salvation is defiately dystopian, not sure about the Island or the Lego move... :~
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/25/2015 05:31:03


knyte 
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Speaking of utopia and dystopia, has anyone else here seen the UK series Utopia? Some good shit- not quite dystopian (actually more of a sci-fi thriller) but its 12 episodes are worth the watch.
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/26/2015 00:54:57


skourby
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I have read and seen I, Robot and it is definetly NOT distopian

Edited 6/26/2015 00:55:16
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/26/2015 01:12:46


Thomas 633
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It is set in the future and has evil (and an Audi R8) meh dystopian.
Rant: I am sick of dystopian movies...: 6/26/2015 12:58:26


knyte 
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The movie doesn't reflect the book (which is just a collection of short stories about robots). The most "dystopian" part of Asimov's I, Robot is probably when QT-1 takes over an insignificant asteroid base and becomes a religious maniac, reciting the robotic shahadah of "There is no Master but the Master and QT-1 is his prophet!"

Basically, just don't watch shitty adaptations.
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