#blogjune 12 makeup post: Dystopian movies meme

So here it is. I’m in makeup post hell. I wrote a strenuous post about copyright on the shared blog I participate in, and it drained all my blogging juice, never mind the #eqnz bodyblow.

Note to self: Apparently I have a reservoir of something called blogging juice on my person. Consider blogjuicectomy.

I’ve been reading some of the other #blogjune posts to give me some inspiration to catch up, and I’ve noted (a) memes, and (b) photoposts helping. My catchup posts are therefore going to be a meme.

I get sick of the usual memes. I particularly hate those based on the “Times 100” or some such. I’ve read my share of the greats, but I get queasy at the idea of having a percentage rating on how cultured I am.

Besides which, I love high culture but I’m not very discerning in that low culture can satisfy me just as well, if it’s done well. So I’ve decided to take my meme from Wikipedia’s list of dystopian films – I’ll use the first section, governmental/social, and will bold the ones I’ve seen, adding italicised comments here and there.

2081 (2009)
Aachi & Ssipak (2006)
Æon Flux (2005) I greatly preferred the animated series, which was visually wonderful and nigh-incomprehensible. 
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Babylon A.D. (2008)
Battle Royale (2000), Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)
Blade Runner (1982) Oh hell yes.
The Bothersome Man (2006)
Brave New World (1998)
Brazil (1985)
Children of Men (2004)
Class of 1999 (1990)
Code 46 (2003)
Dark Metropolis (2010)
Death Race 2000 (1975) and its remake Death Race (2008)
Demolition Man (1993)
District 9 (2009)
District 13 (2004) and its sequel District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Doomsday (2008)
The End of Evangelion (1997)
Escape from New York (1981) and its sequel Escape from L.A. (1996)
Equilibrium (2002)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966), based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)
Gattaca (1997)
The Handmaid’s Tale (1990)
Harrison Bergeron (1995)
Idiocracy (2006)
The Island (2005)
Judge Dredd (1995) IAMALAWWW
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Land of the Blind (2006)
Logan’s Run (1976) I tell you, 30 seemed such a long way off back then.
The Matrix (series) (1999–2003) Damn you Revolutions. DAMN YOU!
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (1999)
Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1927) Loved it.
Minority Report (2002) Yes I voluntarily watched a Tom Cruise movie, but it was a Philip K. Dick movie even though they ruin his stuff every time.
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Nineteen Eighty-Four filmed in 1956 by Michael Anderson and in 1984 by Michael Radford.  Depressing much??? Just kidding, it’s the best story if you like dystopian futures. So relentlessly dark!
The Omega Man (1971)
Punishment Park (1971)
Revengers Tragedy (2003)
The Running Man (1987) This was back when we could love Arnie. 
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Screamers (1995)
Serenity (2005) Why did they kill Wash??? Whyyyyyy? 
Sleeper (1973)
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Soldier (1998)
Southland Tales (2007)
Soylent Green (1973)
Strange Days (1995)
THX 1138 (1971) Solid work by a young Spielberg.
The Trial (1962)
Turkey Shoot (1982)
Ultraviolet (2006)
V for Vendetta (2006) Pretty heavy handed. Who cares, it’s based on Alan Moore, who is pretty heavy handed himself at times. 
Welt am Draht (1973)
Z.P.G. (1972)

So there you go. Even in a subject theme I thought I’d be all over I don’t cut the mustard.

I’m going to do Dystopian Literature next. What’s your personalised meme nobody else can compete with?


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2 Responses to #blogjune 12 makeup post: Dystopian movies meme

  1. snail says:

    Ooh! That looks like a fun one…might save it for tomorrow 🙂 Based on last year’s experience of #blogjune, memes quickly became a staple for most folk, desperate for something to fill the days.

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