History YMMV / SoylentGreen

10th Jun '17 9:08:30 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Soylent Corporation. Corrupt corporation or doing what's necessary to keep civilization afloat?
10th Jun '17 9:03:58 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The nature of Soylent Green is certainly ghoulish, but it is ''literally'' 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 ''literally'' the only resource left; the populace has a MortonsFork SadisticChoice of either cannibalism or mass starvation.
10th Jun '17 8:55:32 AM valar55
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** ''Soylent Green'' is very similar to its contemporary ''Manga/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, that overpopulation and pollution are huge problems, but neither issue went in the direction they predicted.

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** ''Soylent Green'' is very similar to its contemporary ''Manga/TheDriftingClassroom'', ''Manga/DriftingClassroom'', 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, that overpopulation and pollution are huge problems, but neither issue went in the direction they predicted.
10th Jun '17 8:54:58 AM valar55
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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, that overpopulation and pollution are huge problems, but neither issue went in the direction they predicted.

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** ''Soylent Green'' is very similar to its contemporary ''TheDriftingClassroom'', ''Manga/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, that overpopulation and pollution are huge problems, but neither issue went in the direction they predicted.
16th Apr '17 12:38:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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]] ''[[EnforcedMethodActing real]]''.

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



* TearJerker: Sol Roth's [[spoiler:suicide]].

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* TearJerker: Sol Roth's [[spoiler:suicide]].
22nd Mar '17 4:08:36 AM Tightwire
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* FridgeLogic: [[Headscratchers/SoylentGreen Lots of it]].

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* FridgeLogic: FridgeHorror: [[Headscratchers/SoylentGreen Lots of it]].
22nd Mar '17 4:04:28 AM Tightwire
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** The scoops. Imagine Trash Trucks converted with Bulldozers designed to scoop up the rioting populace. On the outside, it seems like an important safety feature. However, after the twist ending was revealed, it seemed that Thorn's prediction of the people being used as cattle came true.

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** The scoops.scoops are pretty unpleasant. Imagine Trash Trucks converted with Bulldozers designed to scoop up the rioting populace. On the outside, it seems like an important safety feature. However, after the twist ending was revealed, it seemed that Thorn's prediction of the people being used as cattle came true.


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** People are eating Soylent Green, right? Then they die, and their bodies are processed into Soylent Green, eaten by people who die and are processed... *shudders* if you weren't horrified before, this Fridge Horror is the time to start.
4th Feb '17 4:10:34 AM MCanter89
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Nobody has heard of the book (''Literature/MakeRoomMakeRoom'' by Creator/HarryHarrison), but most people have heard about the movie, or at least "[[{{ItWasHisSled}} It's people! Soylent Green is people!]]" Which, incidentally, isn't in the book -- it's just a straight-up CrapsackWorld.
* {{Anvilicious}}: If we don't do something about the overpopulation we're all going sleeping shoulder to shoulder in the streets and stairwells, until we're turned into green biscuits!
** Keep in mind that the movie was made in the 70's. [[ValuesDissonance Birth control had only been legal for a few years and nobody took environmental protection seriously.]] You could argue that this movie was a [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped well-needed slap in the face.]] A self-''defeating'' prophecy, perhaps?
** ''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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* AdaptationDisplacement: Nobody has heard of the book (''Literature/MakeRoomMakeRoom'' by Creator/HarryHarrison), but most people have heard about the movie, or at least "[[{{ItWasHisSled}} "[[ItWasHisSled It's people! Soylent Green is people!]]" Which, incidentally, isn't in the book -- it's book--it's just a straight-up CrapsackWorld.
* {{Anvilicious}}: If we don't do something about the overpopulation overpopulation, we're all going sleeping shoulder to shoulder in the streets and stairwells, until we're turned into green biscuits!
** Keep in mind that the movie was made in the 70's. '70s. [[ValuesDissonance Birth control had only been legal for a few years years, and nobody took environmental protection seriously.]] You could argue that this movie was a [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped well-needed slap in the face.]] face]]. A self-''defeating'' prophecy, perhaps?
** ''Soylent Green'' is very similar to its contemporary ''TheDriftingClassroom'', which featured very similar themes. It came out in 1972's Japan, 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, that overpopulation and pollution are huge problems, but neither issue went in the direction they predicted.



* ItWasHisSled: Soylent Green is people. Like "[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes it]] was EarthAllAlong", It's now possibly the world's most poorly guarded secret, and has been parodied almost universally in Sci-Fi comedies and plenty of other places too.

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* ItWasHisSled: Soylent Green is people. Like "[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes it]] was EarthAllAlong", It's it's now possibly the world's most poorly guarded secret, secret and has been parodied almost universally in Sci-Fi comedies and plenty of other places places, too.



** The scoops. Imagine Trash Trucks converted with Bulldozers designed to scoop up the rioting populace. On the outside it seems like an important safety feature. However after the twist ending was revealed, it seemed that Thorn's prediction of the people being used as cattle came true.
** 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}}: 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.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: The nature of Soylent Green is certainly ghoulish, but it is ''literally'' the only resource left; the populace has a MortonsFork of either cannibalism or mass starvation.
* TearJerker: Sol Roth's [[spoiler:suicide]].

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** The scoops. Imagine Trash Trucks converted with Bulldozers designed to scoop up the rioting populace. On the outside outside, it seems like an important safety feature. However However, after the twist ending was revealed, it seemed that Thorn's prediction of the people being used as cattle came true.
true.
** The setting itself. The OCEANS ARE DEAD! The literal source of life on Earth is gone! This isnt a dystopia story anymore, anymore; this is a mass extinction event! The humane thing at this point would be to just make a MercyKill for the whole species species, because there's no recovering from this.
* {{Squick}}: Depending on your squeamishness. The processed human flesh really doesnt doesn't resemble meat anymore, its it's just a wafer of protein. At that stage, its it's pretty academic.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: The nature of Soylent Green is certainly ghoulish, but it is ''literally'' the only resource left; the populace has a MortonsFork of either cannibalism or mass starvation.
starvation.
* TearJerker: Sol Roth's [[spoiler:suicide]].[[spoiler:suicide]].
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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.



* {{Squick}}

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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.
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