Sunday, April 19, 2015
The 10 Greatest Dystopian Films From The Past 10 Years
Although science fiction often appears to be outlandish on the surface, in reality it is a genre that explores the problems and trends of the present day. By telling a story through the lens of a strange future world, it helps the viewer lower their guard on issues they would rather not address under different circumstances. In that vein, if you look at the science fiction films of any given decade, you can discern quite a bit about the hopes, fears, and dreams of that generation.
So what will the future think of us when they study the entertainment we consume? Surely they’ll scoff at the vapid reality shows, the sports, and the news. But if they really want to get to know us and our culture, they’ll seek out our science fiction movies, and find a veritable library of post-apocalyptic and dystopian works. That says a hell of a lot about us, and our darkest fears and desires.
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