History CrapsackWorld / Film

1st Sep '17 4:43:11 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/Escape2000'': The Bronx is an anarchic hellhole in a constant state of gang war where a Mega Corp. can commit genocide while covering it up with relative ease.
1st Sep '17 1:57:55 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TwentyNineteenAfterTheFallOfNewYork'': After a nuclear war, the vast majority of humanity is left infertile. Most of the species are now roving, anarchistic wanderers who perform death games and trade sex slaves with impunity or a fascistic government committing genocide and horrific human experiments in a desperate attempt to save humanity. the only hope is if the last remnants of decent government can get off the planet with the only fertile woman, but Earth is beyond saving.
* ''Film/TwentyTwentyTexasGladiators'': Society has collapsed, with vigilantism being the only way to stop the roving psychopaths terrorizing the land. The only semblance of government is fascist conquerors or small settlements too weak to stop their own conquest.



* ''Film/AmericanJustice'': the Texas town our hero passes through on vacation is filled with nothing but the dirt poor, drug dealers and a police force so corrupt and racist that the film treats the slaughter of the entire police department as a good thing.



* ''Film/TheExterminatorsOfTheYear3000'': Nuclear war has destroyed most of the water on Earth, and society has collapsed with it. Most of humanity are rogues who at their most moral will steal water and leave others to die of thirst for their own survival, because doing so is necessary. The worst are marauding barbarians who will brutally murder children ForTheEvulz.



* ''Film/{{Juice}}'': The film's setting being in Harlem, NY.

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* ''Film/JugFace'' is set in a small town dominated by a HumanSacrifice cult worshipping an EldritchAbomination, where the ghosts of any sacrifices the being rejects wander the woods as tormented beings for all eternity. The residents are so brainwashed into this cult that they'll kill their children for it.
* ''Film/{{Juice}}'': The film's setting being in Harlem, NY.


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* ''Film/{{Trancers}}'': The future is a post-apocalyptic hellscape where climate change has led to such cities as Los Angeles being completely underwater, Society is slowly rebuilding with the help of a council of three, but a megalomaniac with the ability to brainwash people into his zombie slaves is trying to destroy that. And he's figured out time travel...


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* ''Film/ZombieWars'': After a radiation storm hits Earth, most of humanity has been consumed by the ZombieApocalypse. The only survivors are nomadic camps of warriors and corrupt dictatorships that [[spoiler:train zombies to manage slave camps of the former.]]
12th Aug '17 10:04:25 AM Gemser
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* ''Film/TheWorldOfKanako'': This film is about ex-cop Akikazu who looks for his disappeared daughter but soon learns about a DarkSecret. The film leaves no survivors. Everyone in this world is either violent, brutal, corrupt, egoistic, manipulative or has a dark past and the few people who are good are ruthlessly bullied, manipulated, corrupted or forced into isolation. Whoever tries to find a way out of this is completely screwed.
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.
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