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    Default are ALL movie futures shitty?

    my SO is oddly in love with movies set in the future, which means that I have to watch them at least once a week (or so it seems!). I can't say I'm the biggest fan, because somehow movies about the future are incredibly depressing because the future is always kind of incredibly dismal. Why the hell are all movies set in the future so depressing? Are there any who aren't?
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    I KNOW!

    And, no I can't think of any off hand that weren't really bleak. Most of the futuristic movies I watch offset their depressing scenarios with really hot guys. It does make up for it, IMO.
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    it makes up for it some, but if the future is anything like the movies about it I'm not sure that I have any desire to see it

    seriously... in the future most people are really dirty, there's shortages of everything and there's usually some sort of fascist government that controls everything... and there are still no jet packs
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    I'm not much of a movie buff but the "darkness" helps remove it even more from reality (which can be cool for tapping into your imagination) and adds a sense of power at the same time.

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    It's inevitable. The human race is destined to destroy itself.

    Which personality type is most likely to cause the apocalypse?

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    ... and there are still no jet packs
    The future is here.

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    Are there any who aren't?
    Watch more Star Trek

    You might have to sit through some cringeworthy plots, and some truly wooden Shatner-esque acting, but generally, they have a pretty good outlook on the future. Some of them are even pretty good movies. But if he fires up Star Trek V, run away and go do... well, anything else. Except watch a Highlander sequel movie in the other room. Even Star Trek V isn't *that* bad.
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    [YOUTUBE="d68yRIE9OvQ"]Back To The Future Part II[/YOUTUBE]

    In three years we will have flying cars, holographic movies and incredibly bad fashion sense!

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    @whatever, I do NOT recommend the film "The Lost Future." It's so bad that the otherwise overly depressing future looks hilarious.

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    oooh... I'd forgotten about Star Trek and Back to the Future! those futures sound kind of fun!

    and I have seen The Lost Future... it was rather horrible

    and I had a dancer inform me that in 10 years the earth will be a living hell... I prefer to be more optimistic though- I don't know why I have such faith in humanity, but I think that our desire to survive outweighs our desire to destroy the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moniker View Post
    It's inevitable. The human race is destined to destroy itself.

    Which personality type is most likely to cause the apocalypse?
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