Comments: Yes, Elysium is political

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The thing about Soylent Green was that it was supposed to have been a movie adaptation of Harry Harrison's novel "Make Room! Make Room!" which was a pretty serious look at the social problems in a population explosion. (Harrison always was an under-rated SF writer in my opinion.) There were no people being ground up for food in the novel, and if I recall correctly Harrison denounced the adaptation later.

Posted by Steve Newton at August 20, 2013 08:21 PM

Interesting, Steve. I knew it was based on Harrison's novel, but didn't know the people/food part wasn't in the book.

Posted by Hube at August 20, 2013 08:23 PM

I don't plan on seeing this one personally... the premise doesn't interest me. I liked District 9, although its messages really hit you over the head.

Posted by Carl at August 20, 2013 11:37 PM

Hey I'm just glad they're using 1970's cars as shorthand for crappy, downtrodden society. It's like they're finally admitting the 70's sucked.

Posted by Duffy at August 22, 2013 02:06 PM

I watched it online the other night. I wasn't impressed. Plus all the progressive politicking annoyed me.

Posted by Carl at January 13, 2014 04:12 PM

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