Soylent Green (1973)

This movie is set in 2022, which is right around the corner, so everybody needs to make sure to keep checking those food labels!

We head into a sci-fi dystopian future for DailyView today. A world where it has been overpopulated and polluted. The people are desperate for food provided by the Soylent company.

Charlton Heston starred in Soylent Green as Detective Thorn, who has been assigned to the case of the murder of William Simonson (Joseph Cotton), a Soylent board member. At first, it is assumed that the murder was part of a robbery, but Thorn quickly discovers that it is an assassination and he goes about trying to figure out the truth of the case. What he finds out, though, is shocking.

I, of course, knew the secret of Soylent Green before starting the movie. I wonder what it would have been like if I had not been aware of the shocking plot twist.

The movie was an enjoyable watch, especially with the work of the case. I was not much of a fan of Heston and his toxic masculine, especially with the women of the time. That might be a factor of the time period, but calling the women “furniture” was a bit too much.

Soylent Green is very dark and what makes it the scariest is that I could see this future being one that is easily reached.

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