History CrapsackWorld / Film

20th Feb '18 10:21:34 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Wyrmwood}}'': Something in the air is making everybody with any blood type but A- turn into flesh-crazed zombies. It's also rendered all flammable liquids inert, so gasoline cars are useless in escaping. The only semblance of civilization left is a military operation bent on experimenting on the survivors.
18th Feb '18 7:15:13 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/SuperFly'': Harlem's socioeconomic state is so bad that drug dealing is considered the only realistic way to make money. Also, [[DirtyCop the cops are controlling the drug trade]].


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* ''Film/TurboKid'': After the nuclear RobotWar, the world is made barren to the point where the water is acidic. The last remnants of human- and robotkind spend their days scavenging for resources, and the only semblance of civilization is a fascistic EvilOverlord.
17th Feb '18 1:16:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Payback}}'': There are literally ''zero'' characters who aren't involved in some sort of unsavory business, and the director tried to make the atmosphere as dreary and depressing as possible. The closest this film has to heroes are Porter, a guy who in any other film would be an AntiVillain at best, and [[PrettyWoman his ex-hooker love interest]]. The film's tagline was 'Get ready to root for the bad guy' which pretty much sums it up.

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* ''Film/{{Payback}}'': There are literally ''zero'' characters who aren't involved in some sort of unsavory business, and the director tried to make the atmosphere as dreary and depressing as possible. The closest this film has to heroes are Porter, a guy who in any other film would be an AntiVillain at best, and [[PrettyWoman [[Film/PrettyWoman his ex-hooker love interest]]. The film's tagline was 'Get ready to root for the bad guy' which pretty much sums it up.
7th Feb '18 10:46:46 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Manborg}}'': TheLegionsOfHell have taken over the Earth, and enslaved humanity. Most of the human race live in abject poverty, and human experimentation and death games are a common occurrence. [[spoiler:Also, there's no Heaven.]]
18th Dec '17 9:27:57 AM Anicomicgeek
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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 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.

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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; additionally, there's an ongoing war in the Amazon to boot; it seems that skin cancer due to the lack of ozone layer is a pretty common problem and the 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.chair. The third movie sees OCP bought out by the Kanemitsu Corporation who uses an android ninja for its dirty work, and the aforementioned Amazon War is still going strong with the Rehabs being composed of vets of it, too.
10th Dec '17 7:23:55 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/MeatballMachine'': Tokyo is an industrial hellhole full of perverts. There's also a race of monstrous parasites that attack random people and trap them in an AndIMustScream situation as {{Living Weapon}}s in their tournament of death, with the only respite being their own destruction in the battle.
7th Dec '17 8:42:08 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* France is depicted as this in ''Film/{{Frontiers}}''. In urban areas, an extreme rightist Prime Minister winning an election is sparking citywide riots, while the country has cannibalistic Nazis roaming the woods.
2nd Nov '17 12:20:42 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''[[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla]]:'' When you look past all the {[camp}} and NarmCharm, Toho's universe almost reads like a CosmicHorrorStory. Not only do {{Kaiju}} attacks happen on a regular basis, but most people seem to either be complete [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]] or TooDumbToLive, the government keeps dumping countless billions into military projects that are ultimately doomed to fail, the universe is filled with [[AliensAreBastards aliens]] hellbent on conquering Earth, there's a race of supposedly PerfectPacifistPeople living BeneathTheEarth who worship one Kaiju as a god and send him to destroy humanity in the wake of nuclear tests, [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremists]] from the 23rd century attempt to change history and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero make things worse]], and no matter how many times the Kaiju are destroyed, they ''always'' come back.

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* ''[[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla]]:'' When you look past all the {[camp}} and NarmCharm, {{camp}}, Toho's universe almost reads like a CosmicHorrorStory. Not only do {{Kaiju}} attacks happen on a regular basis, but most people seem to either be complete [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]] or TooDumbToLive, the government keeps dumping countless billions into military projects that are ultimately doomed to fail, the universe is filled with [[AliensAreBastards aliens]] hellbent on conquering Earth, there's a race of supposedly PerfectPacifistPeople living BeneathTheEarth who worship one Kaiju as a god and send him to destroy humanity in the wake of nuclear tests, [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremists]] from the 23rd century attempt to change history and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero make things worse]], and no matter how many times the Kaiju are destroyed, they ''always'' come back.
2nd Nov '17 12:18:29 AM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''[[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} Godzilla]]:'' When you look past all the {[camp}} and NarmCharm, Toho's universe almost reads like a CosmicHorrorStory. Not only do {{Kaiju}} attacks happen on a regular basis, but most people seem to either be complete [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]] or TooDumbToLive, the government keeps dumping countless billions into military projects that are ultimately doomed to fail, the universe is filled with [[AliensAreBastards aliens]] hellbent on conquering Earth, there's a race of supposedly PerfectPacifistPeople living BeneathTheEarth who worship one Kaiju as a god and send him to destroy humanity in the wake of nuclear tests, [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned extremists]] from the 23rd century attempt to change history and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero make things worse]], and no matter how many times the Kaiju are destroyed, they ''always'' come back.
25th Oct '17 12:56:21 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'': The future, where a plague has killed 99% of humanity and the rest live in an underground {{Dystopia}} where prisoners are treated like animals.
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