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- ok, you have a laugh. When is it okay to remove off topic subjects?MartinezMD (talk) 14:50, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
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The Purge: Election Year
Films that don't fit
Some of these films don't depict any kind of dystopian society. How are Repo Man or The Thing from Another World (and its remake) dystopian? And Pleasantville is a stretch, it's like saying that any old TV show depicting life in the 1950s is dystopian. Or any film with a town-wide conflict that leads to banning and discrimination. Is Footloose dystopian, too?
This list should be refined by trimming the titles that have nothing or little to do with the theme. Even post-apocalyptic survival films are essentially a very different thing, since a dystopia requires some kind of totalitarian power enforcing laws that twist society; if the depicted scenario just amounts to some desert post-apocalyptic wasteland where the social structures have dissolved, then there's no dystopia. Anarchy is no dystopia. Kumagoro-42 02:54, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
- I agree about The Thing (either version) and have removed the entries. I never saw the majority of Repo Man, but the supporting review offers justification. Pleasantville is an unusual film and I'll see what others offer on it. MartinezMD (talk) 03:21, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
- (1) There are TWO different films called Repo Man. I agree that the old one with Harry Dean Stanton is a thriller, but not dystopian. Not sure about the newer one with Jude Law.
- (2) I believe that Pleasantville and Footloose ARE dystopian, both depicting repressive small towns.
- (3) I also believe that all of the post-apocalyptic films are dystopian -- don't requi9re a totalitarian government, although many such films appear to have a totalitarian city hanging on. YMMV. Bellagio99 (talk) 13:40, 19 September 2017 (UTC)