Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VisuTrac, Jan 1, 2012.
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I found the third movie of the series as more realistic - the Government first banned a certain thing (religion), considering it against their agenda.
Later, they embraced and pushed that very thing, in THEIR flavor, becasue The People would accept it along with the Government agenda.
I see this happening in real life, as the Dumbocrat polititians seem to claim to be religious....
yet they still push their Socialist agenda.
Sugarcoat the pill, and the patient will swallow it.
The second movie was an example of current political moves too - take a 'patriot' and first demonise him, then posthumously corrupt his actions into something supporting The State. The People eat it like candy.
Shows how much attention I pay to movies...didn't even know there were #2 and #3...
I was so turned off by the trashing done to Heinlein's classic juvenile SF story in #1 I probably blocked them out...
I don't know about #2 or #3...
But i sure did like the Tetons in #1...But thats just me...Carry on...
Pax, the second was utter garbage - horrible gun effects - reminded me of my old toy Tommygun when I was eight years old - flashing lights and unimpressive sound. Not great acting, and basically made the first movie look like high drama!
The third sortof went back to the first movie's standards. But more political posturing and sub plots - much like current political life - The Party screwing people over to benefit themselves.
I agree - Heinlein's book was a classic, and has never been done justice.
My favorite of his was "Have spacesuit - will travel!" That was high adventure for a school kid!
I have all 3 on dvd!
If you can find it, the series "Roughneck Chronicles" (or something similar) is a CGI animated series much more akin to Heinlein's original story. It dispenses with most of the political plotting and is more action oriented.
They bring in the "Skinnies" too, first as opponents under bug control, later as additions to The Grinder.......
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