Hollywood predicting real life?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by VisuTrac, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    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.
  3. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    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...

  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I don't know about #2 or #3...
    But i sure did like the Tetons in #1...But thats just me...Carry on...
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    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!
  6. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I have all 3 on dvd!
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    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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