History CrapsackWorld / Film

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]].
9th Dec '16 7:58:15 AM LongTallShorty64
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* Post-WWII Berlin in ''Film/AForeignAffair''. It's played straight at times, since some of the residents were happy when the Americans turned on the gas... so they could kill themselves, but it also shows the resilient people of Germany who are trying to repair their destroy homes, lives, and beliefs.

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* Post-WWII Berlin in ''Film/AForeignAffair''. It's played straight at times, since some of the residents were happy when the Americans turned on the gas... so they could kill themselves, but it also shows the resilient people of Germany Germans who are trying to repair their destroy homes, lives, and beliefs.


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* ''Film/HeroesForSale'' is about a ShellShockedVeteran during UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression who can't catch a break in life even if he was a war hero.
6th Dec '16 12:03:48 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Film/TheThinning'' is set in a post-apocalyptic future where, in order to conserve dwindling nature resources, the United Nations has mandated that [[PopulationControl every member country must reduce their population sizes by 5% every year.]] America has chosen to do this by issuing [[AchievementTestOfDestiny an annual aptitude test]] for grades 1-12. Those who do poorly on the test are eliminated. [[spoiler: Or rather, they're shipped off to a factory to be used as forced labor, likely for the rest of their lives.]]
22nd Nov '16 6:04:24 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': The entire Earth centuries earlier had been reduced to a trash-filled Hellhole, the human population fleeing when it started to become too difficult to breathe and the "throw legions of trash-compacting robots at the problem" approach failed. By the time of the movie, all the WALL•E unit (barring one) have broken down, with the [[{{Woobie}} last one continuing to pile up the trash into layers surpassing the skyscrapers, with only a cockroach as a friend]]. [[spoiler:Still, things had improved enough for plant life to be viable.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': The entire Earth centuries earlier had been reduced to a trash-filled Hellhole, the human population fleeing when it started to become too difficult to breathe and the "throw legions of trash-compacting robots at the problem" approach failed. By the time of the movie, all the WALL•E unit (barring one) have broken down, with the [[{{Woobie}} [[TheWoobie last one continuing to pile up the trash into layers surpassing the skyscrapers, with only a cockroach as a friend]]. [[spoiler:Still, things had improved enough for plant life to be viable.]]



* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' to an extent is filled with racism and prejudice based on what animal you are and which animal your interacting with. There's even implications of racial profiling just because 'that fox looks suspicious' and the hero is even accused of being a racist when she's told that ''all predators look savages to you bunnies'', only for said {{Jerkass}} to follow it up with ''You think I'm going to listen to a fox?'' when she tries to reason with him through a key witness.

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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' to an extent is filled with racism and prejudice based on what animal you are and which animal your you're interacting with. There's even implications of racial profiling just because 'that "that fox looks suspicious' suspicious", and the hero is even accused of being a racist when she's told that ''all "all predators look savages to you bunnies'', bunnies", only for said {{Jerkass}} to follow it up with ''You "You think I'm going to listen to a fox?'' fox?" when she tries to reason with him through a key witness.
22nd Nov '16 6:01:12 PM Vir
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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' to an extent is filled with racism and prejudice based on what animal you are and which animal your interacting with. There's even implications of racial profiling just because 'that fox looks suspicious' and the hero is even accused of being a racist when she's told that ''all predators look savages to you bunnies'', only for said JerkAss to follow it up with ''You think I'm going to listen to a fox?'' when she tries to reason with him through a key witness.

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* The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' to an extent is filled with racism and prejudice based on what animal you are and which animal your interacting with. There's even implications of racial profiling just because 'that fox looks suspicious' and the hero is even accused of being a racist when she's told that ''all predators look savages to you bunnies'', only for said JerkAss {{Jerkass}} to follow it up with ''You think I'm going to listen to a fox?'' when she tries to reason with him through a key witness.
22nd Nov '16 6:00:42 PM Vir
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* ''Film/TheActOfKilling'' portrays Indonesia as this.
* Russia and New York are essentially portrayed as this in ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''. It's amped up a notch in ''Fievel Goes West'' to justify the Mousekwitz family leaving New York to go west.



* ''Film/TheActOfKilling'' portrays Indonesia as this.

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* ''Film/TheActOfKilling'' portrays Indonesia as this.The world of ''WesternAnimation/{{Zootopia}}'' to an extent is filled with racism and prejudice based on what animal you are and which animal your interacting with. There's even implications of racial profiling just because 'that fox looks suspicious' and the hero is even accused of being a racist when she's told that ''all predators look savages to you bunnies'', only for said JerkAss to follow it up with ''You think I'm going to listen to a fox?'' when she tries to reason with him through a key witness.
14th Oct '16 6:46:24 PM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/BlondieJohnson'' was set and made during [[TheGreatDepression the Depression era]], so everything goes wrong for poor Blondie. She then resorts to petty crime to survive, and eventually becomes a ruthless gangster.
23rd Sep '16 6:17:07 PM DocStone
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** In the Film/DCExtendedUniverse, we haven't seen much of Gotham yet, but its reputation precedes it.
-->'''Perry White''': 'Crime wave in Gotham!' Other breaking news: 'Water, wet!'
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