Dystopian trends

Gone are the days of Twilight and all things vampire and supernatural related and onto to the next big thing. In terms of cinema and tv shows, I don’t mind that all things vampire and werewolfs are out. I wasn’t that much of a fan anyway, I mean, a sparkling vampire? Really? My love for that genre begins and ends with Dracula and the phantom of the opera.

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With the onset of The Hunger Games, it seems that dystopian societies are the next big hit. Although I don’t mind since the topic is interesting, but it can get so overplayed so fast!

Between movies: The Hunger Games has clearly set the standard. However, the Maze Runner and Divergent cannot be ignored. These three movies set the tone for a society wanting to better themselves but at one point they merge into the same plot line. I mean, it’s like all of them have hidden agendas that starts with a nuclear war and ends with a coup d’tat.

In contrast, tv is doing a bit better with The 100, which also looks at dystopian future but from space and a more realistic after effect. Between battling radiation, tribal societies and basic survival instincts, it’s a smarter way of looking at how it would be.

I guess when all of this gets dull, we at least have our superhero movies/shows to look forward to right?

What are your favourites out of the latest dystopian shows/movies?


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