Saturday, January 10, 2009

My Futuristic Movie Timeline

I have a problem with the Star Wars movies. They supposedly took place "a long time ago in a galaxy far far away." Why does this irritate me? Because years ago I started making a time line for movies. I started with ancient history movies and categorized them up until modern times. Then I decided I would also document futuristic movies.

If a date is mentioned in the movie then it is easy to identify and categorize. For instance 2001 A Space Odyssey and it's sequel 2010 are no brainers. Some movies like Star Wars throw a wrench in my project. Did they really have cool technology, space ships, and robots a long long time ago. I wish he would have said way "in the distant future in a galaxy far far away" so I could have included Star Wars. Oh Well, I guess George Lucas is going to pay for that mistake now as I leave his series off my futuristic movie timeline.

Many movies that take place in the future do not specifically mention a date when they take place. Some of these are: The Matrix, Blade Runner, V for Vendetta, Gattaca, Waterworld, Starship Troopers, Equillibrium, etc. I think it is easier to play it safe and just say it takes place some time in the future than to give a specific date, but I'm glad the movies below did. If you come across any others with specific dates please add them in the comments section.

The 6th Day- 2015
Back to the Future 2-2015
Terminator Salvation-2018
The Island-2019
Red Planet-2020
Soylent Green-2022
The Terminator 2-2029
12 Monkeys-2035
I Robot-2035
Minority Report-2054
Total Recall-2084
The 5th Element-2250
Logans Run-2274
Aeon Flux-2415
THX 1138-2450
Pitch Black-2500
Chronicles of Riddick-2505
Titan AE-3028

Now if you'll excuse me I need to go find something else to categorize.

1 comment:

MikkSolo said...

Do you think some of these movies are too optomistic about the future. I remember back in the 80's, always hearing how in the year 2000 cars will be able to fly... Just you wait! I also heard they would have a cure for baldness. Still waiting for that one too.

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