History YMMV / SoylentGreen

12th Dec '16 12:34:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TearJerker: Sol Roth's suicide.

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* TearJerker: Sol Roth's suicide.[[spoiler:suicide]].
24th Sep '16 6:41:17 PM SilentStranger
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** ''Soylent Green'' is very similar to its contemporary ''TheDriftingClassroom'', which featured very similar themes. It came out in 1972's Japan, and proposed that humanity would drive itself into extinction through pollution and overpopulation before the year 2000, destroying the environment in the process. Both works have valid concerns, overpopulation and pollution are huge problems, but neither issue went in the direction they predicted.



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** The setting itself. The OCEANS ARE DEAD! The literal source of life on Earth is gone! This isnt a dystopia story anymore, this is a mass extinction event! The humane thing at this point would be to just make a MercyKill for the whole species because there's no recovering from this.
* {{Squick}}{{Squick}}: Depending on your squeamishness. The processed human flesh really doesnt resemble meat anymore, its just a wafer of protein. At that stage, its pretty academic.
16th Aug '16 3:20:01 PM VoxAquila
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The nature of Soylent Green is certainly ghoulish, but it is ''literately'' the only resource left; the populace has a MortonsFork of either cannibalism or mass starvation.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The nature of Soylent Green is certainly ghoulish, but it is ''literately'' ''literally'' the only resource left; the populace has a MortonsFork of either cannibalism or mass starvation.
16th Aug '16 5:54:54 AM VoxAquila
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Considering the state of the world, it makes ''perfect sense'' to recycle human matter into food. Many critics have noted that Thorn's rant was silly.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Considering The nature of Soylent Green is certainly ghoulish, but it is ''literately'' the state of only resource left; the world, it makes ''perfect sense'' to recycle human matter into food. Many critics have noted that Thorn's rant was silly.populace has a MortonsFork of either cannibalism or mass starvation.
27th May '16 8:42:30 PM LtFedora
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The dinner scene, when Thorn is treated to real food and uses a proper metal fork and knife.
1st Apr '16 3:30:31 PM R1ck
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** It certainly doesn't help that the [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil trailer spoiled it]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' worked it into an episode about Homer and Marge's sexual relations. [[spoiler:"It's people! People have soiled our greens!"]] A look into the future also had Homer saying "Mmm...Soylent Green."
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has Soylent Cola. The taste "[[DoubleEntendre varies from person to person.]]"
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', low clearance citizens have to make do with Soylent Red. They only get the Green stuff when they advance up the ranks.



* TearJerker: Sol Roth's suicide.

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* TearJerker: Sol Roth's suicide.
3rd Aug '15 10:30:16 AM PriceCheck
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* FridgeHorror: Sure on the surface the film may look like a silly, dated 70s sci-fi flick but the core idea, [[spoiler:making food from people in a desperate, last ditch effort to save the human race by making food from the most abundant source - people]] is still undeniably horrifying.
6th Jan '15 2:22:34 PM VoxAquila
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** [[http://www.lifenews.com/2011/08/11/china-businesses-sell-aborted-babies-as-stamina-booster-pills/ It may have come true.]]
19th Feb '14 5:48:28 PM billthetaylor
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* FridgeHorror: Sure on the surface the film may look like a silly, dated 70s sci-fi flick but the core idea, [[spoiler:making food from people in a desperate, last ditch effort to save the human race by making food from the most abundant source - people]] is still undeniably horrifying.
21st Dec '13 11:57:20 AM DavidDelony
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* HarsherInHindsight: Roth's suicide. The actor playing him, Edward G. Robinson, was dying of cancer. Only Heston knew. And because of this, [[EnforcedMethodActing Heston's tears were ''real'']].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Roth's suicide. The actor playing him, Edward G. Robinson, was dying of cancer. Only Heston knew. And because of this, [[EnforcedMethodActing Heston's tears were ''real'']].were]] ''[[EnforcedMethodActing real]]''.
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