Who Would Have Guessed Demolition Man Would Be the Most Prophetic Movie of the 90s?
Do you remember back in the 90s when we’d watch movies about self-driving cars and bizarre totalitarian futures and we’d laugh and laugh because it all seemed so far-fetched? After all, we lived in the United States of America.
One might expect that the most accurate predictions of the future would be in a serious documentary or an academic work.
Instead, Demolition Man, an action-adventure movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock turned out to be right on the money. In the movie, a cop and a criminal from the 90s were punished by being frozen. When they were reawakened in 2032, they were baffled by a pacifist society in which crime, mean words, and physical contact are all but eliminated.
Gee – sound familiar?
I had totally forgotten about this movie until I watched the review of it on the Duff and Dale show. Enjoy this video – the guys make some very salient observations about details I’d forgotten that are eerie in retrospect – then check out the movie again.
While we’ve talked about survival movies with important lessons, this movie is a little more entertaining, just in time for Friday night.
What do you think?
Do you remember this movie? How do you feel rewatching it now in the days of Covid restrictions and social distancing? What other movies ended up being far more prophetic than we ever imagined? Let’s talk about movies in the comments.
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Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites. 1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2) The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.