Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Look Back At The Future In Film

One thing all cinematic time travelers have in common is that they are thoroughly surprised by what they see in the future. Not all futuristic movies have time travelers; some are just set in the future. In those cases, we, the audience, are the time travelers, and we are usually quite surprised by the film’s future. The latest movie supercut from Robert Jones looks to the future (even when it’s technically in the last), with clips from dozens of movies. The future is quite variable, from hi-tech (2001: A Space Oddysey) to apocalyptic (Planet of the Apes) to ridiculous (Idiocracy). How many of them have you seen? You’ll find a list of the films used here. (Thanks, Robert!)

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