Run Time 1:37
GENRE Sci-fi, Thriller
Stars Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson
Set in 2022 in a polluted and super congested (you thought you were a sardine in a can now… wait a few years!) New York City with a population of 44,000,000 where a company makes a synthetic food called Soylent Green. Detective Thorn played by Charlton Heston is looking into the murder of a corporate executive, and while doing so he ‘stumbles’ upon the products shocking ingredients. (Let me guess…people? Garbage?)
For the first 2 minutes there a collage of still pictures showing the degree of this overpopulated and polluted future. (which still looks like the 70s minus the rich guy’s apartment which has a futuristic Astroids gaming cabinet.)
Soylent Green in the movie all the poor people are told is made with ‘HIgh Energy Plankton’ but if most food is scarce, I doubt there’s plankton still in the sea.
Well, I just saw my favorite part of the movie, it’s nothing big but just a shame we can’t really take care of riots that way! Or let ‘SWAT’ literally do so. The ‘Scoops’ when I first heard it I thought was a new version of Swat or a new military acronym but no It’s what they exactly are. They SCOOP UP the riot! At least some of the rioters anyway. Oh yeah and little chuckle that it swats the guy shooting the gun.
For being 4-5 years away, the movie is very dated, I think even if you were still in the 1970s you’d still think it didn’t look all that futuristic.
The fighting I’d think is overly dramatic, Who the hell pulls their arm that far back to punch someone? or extends that much? I can see they are purposefully missing each other.
Was a nice (Predictable) mystery However, this future is not far off. Between Trump being prez, the ‘weird weather’ aka Global Warming. How can anyone NOT see it. Most times we’d start to get snow storms in November either before or just in time for Thanksgiving. Now… We are lucky if there are white December Holidays. Sometimes now there’s no snow at all or if lucky we’ll get a ‘dusting’ which is gone in an hour! When I was in school our snow day(s) were FULL of snow enough to make slides, forts, and then some.