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.