History CrapsackWorld / Film

25th Jun '17 10:52:55 AM WillBGood
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* ''Franchise/ThePlanetOfTheApes'': "IT'S A MADHOUSE, A MADHOUSE!!!"

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* ''Franchise/ThePlanetOfTheApes'': ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'': "IT'S A MADHOUSE, A MADHOUSE!!!"
25th Jun '17 10:46:19 AM WillBGood
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* ''Film/TheElementOfCrime''
25th Jun '17 10:42:40 AM WillBGood
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** ''Franchise/RoboCop'''s Detroit of the future. The general crappiness isn't limited to Detroit, either. In the first film, an orbiting defense satellite misfires and causes thousands of acres of forest to burn in California, killing several when it also sweeps through some homes, as well as two former US Presidents. In the second film, ED-209s are deployed in five major cities despite its continuing malfunctions; a nuclear power plant in the Amazon goes critical, irradiating the entire rainforest; it seems that skin cancer due to the lack of ozone layer is a pretty common problem and the chemicals you can buy to protect you from that, are also highly carcinogenic; and it's also perfectly legal to purchase the MagnaVolt - when a car thief breaks into your car, the moment he sits down, shackles spring up around his arms and legs, turning the seat into an electric chair.

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** ''Franchise/RoboCop'''s Detroit of the future. The general crappiness isn't limited to Detroit, either. In the first film, an orbiting defense satellite misfires and causes thousands of acres of forest to burn in California, killing several when it also sweeps through some homes, as well as two former US Presidents. In the second film, ED-209s are deployed in five major cities despite its continuing malfunctions; a nuclear power plant in the Amazon goes critical, irradiating the entire rainforest; it seems that skin cancer due to the lack of ozone layer is a pretty common problem and the chemicals you can buy to protect you from that, are most powerful sunscreen is also highly carcinogenic; and it's also perfectly legal to purchase the MagnaVolt - when a car thief breaks into your car, the moment he sits down, shackles spring up around his arms and legs, turning the seat into an electric chair.
2nd Jun '17 12:21:52 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** To a lesser extent, the original timeline 1985 Hill Valley. The gates to Marty's subdivision are covered in graffiti, the streets are filled with litter, a bum unabashedly sleeps on a bench right in town square, many of the buildings appear to be re-purposed by cheaper businesses, every character we meet seems to have failed to live up to their potential, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and the clock tower doesn't even work.]]



* ''Film/IDontFeelAtHomeInThisWorldAnymore'': The central premise is that Ruth starts perceiving the world this way: everyone around her seems to be a rude, inconsiderate jerk. This causes her to start fighting back.



* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': Sometime in the future, Earth is stricken with a super-blight that has destroyed many of the world's crops, leading to massive worldwide famine. At the start of the film, the only sustainable crop left for agriculture is corn, and it too will soon succumb to the blight, which is also taking in nitrogen and making the atmosphere virtually unbreatheable thanks to massive dust storms. Meanwhile, the need for farmers to help sustain what is left of humanity has caused civilization to regress to an agrarian, anti-intellectual society where MRI's and other machines taken for granted are no longer being made, and school curriculum's are telling students that the Apollo landings were faked. The expedition that the protagonists are undertaking is literally humanity's last resort to ensure that even a fraction of it can survive on a new homeworld.

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* ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'': Sometime in the future, Earth is stricken with a super-blight that has destroyed many of the world's crops, leading to massive worldwide famine. At the start of the film, the only sustainable crop left for agriculture is corn, and it too will soon succumb to the blight, which is also taking in nitrogen and making the atmosphere virtually unbreatheable thanks to massive dust storms. Meanwhile, the need for farmers to help sustain what is left of humanity has caused civilization to regress to an agrarian, anti-intellectual society where MRI's and other machines taken for granted are no longer being made, and school curriculum's are telling curriculum tells students that the Apollo landings were faked. The expedition that the protagonists are undertaking is literally humanity's last resort to ensure that even a fraction of it can survive on a new homeworld.
17th Apr '17 3:28:08 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' takes place in a {{Dystopia}}n America where New York's Manhattan Island has been turned into a maximum-security penitentiary in response to all the crime going down, and quintessential AntiHero Snake Plissken is given the job of breaking into the place in order to rescue the President. Its sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', turns America itself into a [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica fascist]] CrapsackWorld following the Big One, with anyone not following the new President's new "Moral America" laws being given a "choice" between being shipped off to Los Angeles Island, which is every bit as hellish as New York, or being executed via the electric chair. Snake gets shipped there for obvious reasons, but the President is willing to drop all charges for Snake's crimes in exchange for retrieving a superweapon that could knock out all power to the world [[spoiler:which Snake ultimately uses in the end as a final "fuck you" to the President and the system]].

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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' takes place in a {{Dystopia}}n America where New York's Manhattan Island has been turned into a maximum-security penitentiary in response to all the crime going down, and quintessential AntiHero Snake Plissken is given the job of breaking into the place in order to rescue the President. Its sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', turns America itself into a [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica fascist]] CrapsackWorld following the Big One, with anyone not following the new President's new "Moral America" laws being given a "choice" between being shipped off to Los Angeles Island, which is every bit as hellish as New York, or being executed via the electric chair. Snake gets shipped there for obvious reasons, but the President is willing to drop all charges for Snake's crimes in exchange for retrieving a superweapon that could knock out all power to the world [[spoiler:which Snake ultimately uses in the end as a final "fuck you" to the President and the system]]. There's also a unified Latin American communist army preparing to invade the United States and nobody's preparing for it.
** The [[AllThereInTheManual novelization]] also provides some additional insight on how crappy this world is. WorldWarIII, which began in the Middle East, was a chemical war instead of a nuclear one. Huge amounts of nerve gas were used in cities like New York and Leningrad, also polluting the atmosphere. The gas now seeps down in rain and slowly drives people crazy before killing them. The western U.S. is a no-man's land where the war is ''still'' being fought.
30th Mar '17 7:53:25 PM DocStone
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*** If ''Film/SuicideSquad'' is any indication, it's pretty nasty. While the Joker was more of a rogue supervllain in the other adaptations, here he's apparently high up on the criminal food chain, if not in charge of ''all of it.'' Think about how messed up it's gotta be like with that guy running things.

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*** ** If ''Film/SuicideSquad'' is any indication, it's Gotham is pretty nasty. nasty in the DCEU. While the Joker was more of a rogue supervllain supervillain in the other adaptations, here he's apparently high up on the criminal food chain, if not in charge of ''all of it.'' Think about how messed up it's gotta it must be like with that guy running things.
30th Mar '17 7:48:57 PM DocStone
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*** If ''Film/SuicideSquad'' is any indication, it's pretty nasty. While the Joker was more of a rogue supervllain in the other adaptations, here he's apparently high up on the criminal food chain, if not in charge of ''all of it.'' Think about how messed up it's gotta be like with that guy running things.
4th Mar '17 10:36:15 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'': This independent film depicts a world where the South won the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. Slavery is still legal and has grown to include Asians. The Confederacy conquered the Union shortly after the Civil War, and then conquered most of Latin America. Having even one drop of non-Caucasian blood means you are automatically put into slavery - unless you're Latino, in which case you live under an apartheid system. Women have not been liberated and sexism still rules. They enter UsefulNotes/WorldWarII as allies of the Axis and launch a war against Japan, rather than the other way around. One line suggests they've conquered parts of the Middle East as well. All religions not based in Christianity are banned, with the exception of Judaism, and even they have been ghettoized onto Long Island. Many of the people responsible for America's cultural advancement, such as MarkTwain and ElvisPresley, flee to [[CanadaEh Canada]], resulting in that country becoming the entertainment powerhouse. Plus, the two countries are in a Cold War with one another because the country accepts runaway slaves. Being gay also results in blacklisting or some other penalty, it isn't made clear which. In short, not the place you'd want to live.

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* ''Film/CSATheConfederateStatesOfAmerica'': This independent film depicts a world where the South won the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar. Slavery is still legal and has grown to include Asians. The Confederacy conquered the Union shortly after the Civil War, and then conquered most of Latin America. Having even one drop of non-Caucasian blood means you are automatically put into slavery - unless you're Latino, in which case you live under an apartheid system. Women have not been liberated and sexism still rules. They enter UsefulNotes/WorldWarII as allies of the Axis and launch a war against Japan, rather than the other way around. One line suggests they've conquered parts of the Middle East as well. All religions not based in Christianity are banned, with the exception of Judaism, and even they have been ghettoized onto Long Island. Many of the people responsible for America's cultural advancement, such as MarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain and ElvisPresley, Music/ElvisPresley, flee to [[CanadaEh Canada]], resulting in that country becoming the entertainment powerhouse. Plus, the two countries are in a Cold War with one another because the country accepts runaway slaves. Being gay also results in blacklisting or some other penalty, it isn't made clear which. In short, not the place you'd want to live.
11th Jan '17 6:14:45 PM Mr.Bubbles
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%%* ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'': But for Enola, it gets better.

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%%* * ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'': But Four hundred years after the Earth is completely flooded, the last remnants of humanity are small ramshackle communities on the verge of genetic extinction, traders, slavers, pirates, and marauders. Things like dirt and paper are seen as valuable commodities. There's also [[FantasticRacism a deep-seated hatred]] against mutants, people who have developed gills. Any of them who are found are sentenced to death...[[TooDumbToLive for Enola, it gets better.some reason.]]
22nd Dec '16 12:33:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' takes place in a {{Dystopia}}n America where New York's Manhattan Island has been turned into a maximum-security penitentiary in response to all the crime going down, and quintessential {{Badass}} and AntiHero Snake Plissken is given the job of breaking into the place in order to rescue the President. Its sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', turns America itself into a [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica fascist]] CrapsackWorld following the Big One, with anyone not following the new President's new "Moral America" laws being given a "choice" between being shipped off to Los Angeles Island, which is every bit as hellish as New York, or being executed via the electric chair. Snake gets shipped there for obvious reasons, but the President is willing to drop all charges for Snake's crimes in exchange for retrieving a superweapon that could knock out all power to the world [[spoiler:which Snake ultimately uses in the end as a final "fuck you" to the President and the system]].

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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' takes place in a {{Dystopia}}n America where New York's Manhattan Island has been turned into a maximum-security penitentiary in response to all the crime going down, and quintessential {{Badass}} and AntiHero Snake Plissken is given the job of breaking into the place in order to rescue the President. Its sequel, ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', turns America itself into a [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica fascist]] CrapsackWorld following the Big One, with anyone not following the new President's new "Moral America" laws being given a "choice" between being shipped off to Los Angeles Island, which is every bit as hellish as New York, or being executed via the electric chair. Snake gets shipped there for obvious reasons, but the President is willing to drop all charges for Snake's crimes in exchange for retrieving a superweapon that could knock out all power to the world [[spoiler:which Snake ultimately uses in the end as a final "fuck you" to the President and the system]].
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