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How Cinema Sees The Future
Visions of the coming centuries through the movies…

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How Cinema Sees The Future | Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

We caught glimpses of the future in The Terminator (1984), with surviving humans huddled underground and venturing out only on sorties against the robot armies. But it was in the opening moments of T2 that we really saw how that future would look, with robot skeletons striding across the landscape under covering fire from hovering machines, red eyes gleaming. The crunch as one of them lands a shiny foot on a human skull and walks on unheeding is as chilling as anything the future has thrown at us elsewhere.

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1 12 Monkeys
12 Monkeys was in Philly. More

Posted by Robot215 on Friday September 21, 2012, 17:25

2 Self-Laced Shoes and Hoverboards?
I think Back To The Future Part II was worth mentioning. Glad you put Blade Runner first though. More

Posted by eagle270878 on Friday September 21, 2012, 14:00

3 "Anyone else fancy some Chinese food?"
Actually, it was Japanese food in Blade Runner's world. ;-) More

Posted by hatebox on Thursday September 20, 2012, 16:07

4 The 3 seashells, my guess.......
Hot Water, Cold Water, Air Dryer. Those make the most sense when it come to 'Butthole cleaning' (when there is no Loo roll) More

Posted by boredbluekoala on Thursday September 20, 2012, 12:03

5 What about
Gattaca? Surrogate? And of course: Bill and Ted? More

Posted by Troggi on Thursday September 20, 2012, 09:45

6 what about Serenity?
Serenity deserves a mention. Shows that even in the future not too much has changed, except for having spaceships More

Posted by exhausted on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 18:43

7 Where's Hell Comes To Frogtown?
Surely deserves inclusion in this breakdown? More

Posted by loafroaster on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 17:26

8 Where's Children of Men?!
Surely deserves inclusion in this breakdown? More

Posted by leonwalters on Wednesday September 19, 2012, 15:52


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