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I was going to say a few things you missed. Outside of coctau brainwashing sylvesters character to be more docile, and want to knit, etc... and the other with passwords connections, tactics, etc.... I think you got it all.
I didn't think about it until just now, but sandra bullock has been in a lot of similar pictures about the follies of perfection, in such cases, The net(The security company ends up being the ultimate villain), love potion #9(Striving for permanent devotion, a person ends up almost becoming a slave), demolition man(the head of a "socialist paradise" is the ultimate villain), and even miss congeniality(The head of a pageant is a murderer).
BTW I liked all of those shows! I thought ALL were either funny, or suspenseful. The NET was more suspenseful than funny, but still good. AND, as I said, ALL have a worthwhile message.
There is a saying in business that is pretty true. Perfection is the enemy of good. OR, to put it another way, a bird in the hand(all the good you have) is worth two in the bush(striving for perfection), so it is better to protect what you have, and improve, than endlessly seek the perfect and never get anywhere.
Yes, yes, yes, I do see that there is a real dilemma here. In that, while it has been government policy to regard policy as a responsibility of Ministers and administration as a responsibility of Officials, the questions of administrative policy can cause confusion between the policy of administration and the administration of policy, especially when responsibility for the administration of the policy of administration conflicts, or overlaps with, responsibility for the policy of the administration of policy.
For such a silly, but totally goofy fun, movie it had surprising depth, texture, and imagination. And, like the film Idiocrcy, was way on point about society! But that’s kinda the _point_ of the best SF...
We need to find a balance BETWEEN idiocracy where society relies on corporate conditioning and mob rule, and demolition man where society relies on big government and happy thoughts, not one or the other.
most of the sentiments I agree with except smoking in none smoking area mainly because everyone should be able to do as they wish as long as it doesn't cause harm to someone else including bad words what happened to people bitching about what someone said and then getting told about the sticks and stones
I find it entertaining to think that, as a concept for the movie, every other day you can't drink coffee, then a new scientific paper comes out and you can drink it one or two days afterwards, meanwhile the scientists are just swigging tons of the stuff under the guise of studying it when in reality they love coffee and they haven't been able to get nearly as much done as they use to. I feel like that would fit in with the movie with just the general absurdity.
I've seen this movie before but your description of it prompted me to remember the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. God said "don't eat the fruit of knowledge of good and evil or you will surly die." So what did the humans do? Of course they ate the fruit. I am not a Christian but I know the creation story in the Bible and I'd imagine that the film makers did too. I don't believe it is human nature to rebel necessarily, but I think that it is human nature to explore possibilities and expand our horizons. Also, you cannot learn without making mistakes and so in order to grow we must first fail. If this were not the case then Adam and Eve would've never ate the fruit and lived perfectly unaware and unambitious forever maybe but that sort of plateaued stagnation does not appeal to me at all. "Destruction breeds creation." ~ Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Late to the party I know. But I just wanted to say that this is an inaccurate depiction of the future because a society resembling this would be conquered by neighbouring Islam.
"Please violence is against the law"
"Allah wills it infidel"
*Sharia for all*
literally just watched the movie, beeing a kid of the 90s I have to say it was a bit cheesy but kinda fit the time I guess? I enjoyed the hell out of it especially all the Huxley references, having read Brave New World just a couple of months ago :D
also good series man, really relevant now, I saw 'equilibrium' mentioned further down, that one's a must for topics like this. I'll try and think of more, take care!
0:35 False. We find out later from Phoenix that they were already dead.
1:02 Cuck-tow is more like it.
2:47 HK G11 prototype. In the movie, it's a stand-in for some sort of energy weapon.
3:29 28mm double-barrel flare gun.
I love this movie, filled with so many one-liners and it's fun to see the police get their asses kicked by Simon.
That electronic swear jar. Pfft.
Spartan: "Thanks a lot you shit-brained, fuck-faced, ball breaking, duck fucking pain in the ass."
Machine: John Spartan, you are fined five credits for repeated violations of the verbal morality statute.
Spartan: (grabs stack of tickets) "So much for the seashells. See you in a few minutes."
If there were only one reason to like this film it would be Bullock saying, "You really licked his ass!"
That quote still brings out the 12 year old in me!
Edgar Friendly reminds me of the protagonist in Ayn Rand's "Anthem" named "Equality 7-2521" but called himself "Prometheus." There is a point where he wonders why humanity would sacrifice their freedom! I personally wonder that every day.
All the premises of this stupid movie would be OK if they were 300 years, not 30 in the future. As it stands, it's completely idotic. I know it's a sort of parody, but the time frame is so stupid that it completely destroys the illusion for me.
Only three things stick out. First the mention of toilets, very very rare for sci fi. Second Denis Leary basically doing his stand up act, and third all restaurants being Taco bell in the future. That was funny
I just wish they'd left in the part where he finds his daughter living among the Scraps. (I read the book; it was cool.) She's actually in the movie for about two seconds: Spartan protects her during the 'Friendly meeting' when Phoenix starts his attack. IIRC, she's got her father's old police shield on her belt; which is how it's described in the book too.
A society without violence and murders sounds pretty sweet. Were empathy and kindness towards people are rewarded instead of greed and selfishness. The movie would make the immature think its bad...but in reality it seems kind of nice.
Liberals want us all to be like these banana broccoli shake drinking pussies.
They are trying to take away our guns,constantly shaming men for 'toxic masculinity',trying to police our speech and many
other things like telling us what or what not to eat.(soda taxes,pushing their religion of veganism etc.)
I like this movie but after watching your review, it looks like this is what our government wants society to be!! I mean if you brought someone don't 1993 to now it would almost the same thing with wanting to control words and the demonization if anything manly!!
This was probably my favorite movie at the age of ten (back around 2001), and I'm proud to say that even back then I noticed the parallels it had with the real world.
Canada's school system has been like this for as long as I can remember.
And this utopian vision was very white as well. Haha.
I guess it's the western nations going back to their roots of whiteness to improve things?
"Let's get rid of all the blacks, browns, and yellows, so that we can finally have our socialist utopia... without the horrors of pluralism or social division! Segregation for all!"
It's too easy to make imperialist and supremacist comments and/or jokes about this film. I'm sure it was unintentional at the time, but I think it is especially amusing with the current push to remove whites by mass immigration in Europe, or the push to vilify and neuter all whites in the USA and Canada.
Regressive liberalism: keeping everyone at the lowest common denominator which is at the very top, whilst promoting division with diverse sameness for all! If that doesn't make sense, well, then that says everything about it.
Not too many movies have explored the Utopian version of the future, which is, in a way, the opposite of the more common post-apocalyptic theme. Instead of showing us how our sins or bad behaviors may lead to our destruction, this film shows how equally horrific the future could be if we never sinned at all.
Putting all it's apparent cheesiness aside, I think this movie does really well at reminding us that human culture will necessarily rot under under any system that prevents individual expression, regardless of whatever benign reasons we may have for instituting it. Hollywood has a cowardly tendency to remake movies that were already perfect, but instead I think this one is a better choice: Not only could it be improved upon, but it's subject matter is becoming increasingly relevant as well. Maybe as a miniseries?
Cullen, are you ON CRACK? Demolition Man wasn't a good film? I love it, especially the battling of Snipes and Stallones' characters. It also asked a good question, about P/C culture and personal freedoms of European societies.
I had a face to face discussion with a person that thought words where a form of violence. TLDR: We started out with insulting words to get a degree which is hurtful out of respect of the conversation, we felt good after to vent insults. We had kind of good understanding between the two of us as he said "Okay your turn to start the next part." with a genuine smile. With the same genuine smile, I started the actual violence topic. Without a word I punched him in the face without warning, sending him to the ground where I pinned him down and began slowly pounding his face in until he got the point. When it was over we both come to the conclusion that physical acts of violence hurt and matter more than words :P
Sidenote: Salt causes High Blood Pressure if you take too much. False, except for the small pct of the population whos body cannot regulate the Na ions properly. Same with too much Sugar doesnt give you diabetes, you have the predisposition. Too much salt in most, just make their food too damn salty for the avg person and the other fat usually.
Most of 'Demolition Man' is lifted from the Hungarian novel 'Fight of the Dead' by Nemere István which was a more serious work that used Science Fiction to protest Soviet attempts to quash Hungarian culture. 'Demolition Man' also lifts from William Shatner's Tek World novels.
Interestingly a remake of 'Demolition Man' has been mooted while Amazon Europe are making a series based on 'Fight of the Dead' and Netflix are making a series based on Shatner's novels.
I don't know how much well-known story is what I want to tell you. Here in hungary there is a once popular sf writer Nemere István. In 1986 was published one of his book with two novellettes: "Holtak harca" and "Játszma tízmilliárdért" ("Fight of the Dead" and "A Game for Ten Billion"). The first one is about an anti-terrorist leader. His terrorist archnemesis kills a bunch of people including the anti-terrorsit's family then he escapes to the future by hybernating himself. The a-t leader follows him too to a future where there is no crime anymore (at least not officially) and people are innocent and unsuspecting.
The other story is about a giant asteroid rumbling toward Earth, then the world goverment gathers a motley crew of life sentenced convicted criminals to a space mission. The mission is to blow a giant atomic blast on an other smaller asteroid and crash it to the big one to detour it from the way of Earth.
So there was a slight uproar among the Hungarian Nemere fans when Demolition man and Deep Impact/Armageddon was published.