It’s one thing to sit down and watch a science fiction film that takes place way in the future and wonder if we’ll ever get to that point. It’s another, to actually realize that the movie you’re watching is what this current year is supposed to look like, according to Hollywood.
While there are some parts of the world and the society that we live in that are kind of alarming, at least we’re not fighting robots and on the edge of being annihilated by aliens. Because that would suck.
There should be Killer Drones and Terminators trying to wipe us out Terminator Salvation According to the timeline established in the film, “Judgement Day” was in the year 2004, but most of the plot takes place in 2018. By this point, Skynet’s got flying drones, terminators and replicants, and they’re currently about to unleash their crowning achievement; the T-800.
Thankfully, we’re nowhere near this yet. But then again, who knows what Google’s up to?
The world should be a desert wasteland by now Mad Max: Fury Road This quasi-reboot/sequel still holds to the timeline of the originals, so it would place this instalment in the year 2018. This means that the world has been a wasteland for decades, with barely any natural resources left. While it sounds exciting to drive through dust storms in a souped up car, with my flame-throwing guitar guy by my side, I’ll pass.
We should be living in a corporate dystopia, where violent sports keep us happy Rollerball In the original 1975 version, there are no countries, just giant global corporations that use the sport to fight wars, satiate the peoples bloodlust and quash any sense of individuality.
Hmm… big corporations that own teams of athletes that get hurt in the name of the game and get punished if they show an opinion. Doesn’t sound familiar at all in 2018.
The world is in the midst of a ‘second civil war’ with only one free city Barb Wire Taking place in 2017 and 2018, the world that Barb lives in is fraught with conflicts between the Nazi-like Congressional Directorate, and a band of rebels and freedom fighters.
Think I’ll pass on this hellish nightmare, if Pamela Anderson is our only hope for freedom.
The ‘Running Man’ competitions should be entering their second year in 2018 The Running Man In this film universe, a worldwide economic collapse turns America in to a totalitarian police state. The only way to keep people happy is to show gameshows where convicts battle to the death. The film itself actually takes place next year (2019), but it’s established that this game of cat and mouse between convicts and executioners has been going on since 2017.
Aliens call Mimics should have taken of Europe by now, and we’re in the midst of a world war against them Edge of Tomorrow According to the timeline established in the film, the aliens invaded Germany in 2015, and by 2018, they’ve taken over all of continental Europe. The human population across the areas have all been eradicated and by 2020, the United Defense Force launches an invasion to take Europe back.
Sucks for anyone living in Europe this year, but damn… those exosuits are pretty awesome.
The replicants have started their uprising Blade Runner The film actually takes place in 2019, but by that time, the Replicants had been banned from the planet and sent off world to work. This is due to some sort of ‘awakening’ that they had and they started to rebel. Odds are, this rebellion happened the previous year, so 2018.
Frankly, I don’t find the world of
Blade Runner to be all that bad and the replicant uprising happened off world, anyways. Think I’d like a replicant for companionship. One of those pleasure models, please.
Detroit’s been walled off and left to the criminals Brick Mansions This was the last film that Paul Walker completed, before his death in 2013. A remake of District 13, in this version of 2018, Detroit’s been overrun by criminals, so the government walled off a part of the city an left them in there. While we’re not there yet, the idea of building a wall around a part of a city or country you don’t like, isn’t a far-fetched idea.
We’re at the height of the Jaeger Program’s fight against the Kaiju Pacific Rim While the breach that brings the Kaiju opens in 2013, by this year, the Pan Pacific Defense Force is in full swing with a team of Jaegers that fight the monsters. Odds are, this was the peak year for the robots, and the prime fighting time for Gypsy Danger. There was a lot of Kaiju ass that was being handed to them.
While it’d be cool too see these giant Jaegers up close, I’ll pass on the random destruction of coastal cities by the monsters.
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Nazi’s from the moon have launched their space fleet Iron Sky In 1945, a group of Nazi’s escaped Germany and fled to the moon, and built a space station. By 2018, they have a space fleet and are coming back to invade earth and take it over for the Reich. They end up turning the earth into a nuclear wasteland in an attempt to take it over.
Between the nuclear holocaust and giant space zeppelins, this isn’t a world I’d want to live in.
Shit, 2018. You’re scaring me.