July 30, 2009

The Book of Eli

There's a whole slew of post-apocalyptic films coming out in the next year, here's a new trailer for another one coming soon, all of them are trying to be as dirty, gritty, raw, barbaric, textured, stylish and Mad-Max-ish as possible, could be lots of fun. Watch it here.

Here's just some of the post-apocalyptic films that have come out in the past, there's at least two per year, some of them are fun and make out to be good classics most of the time they fall short. Storylines take place in the aftermath of a disaster - typically nuclear holocaust, war, plague - that justifies a civilization's turn towards dystopian like behaviors. Although not a requisite, most post-apocalyptic visions have a man-made cause.Despite these menacing and dehumanising elements portrayed by a society in some dismal stories - it is really an attempt to depict a heterotopia, a society that is neither Utopian, nor entirely bad, but different from our own.

Such debates frequently surround literary and cinematic works that do not show the classic characteristics of dystopian fiction, such as a government like entity that seeks total control of individuals' lives.

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