Tuesday, October 6, 2009
THX 1138 (1971 Warner Bros.)
Imagine hearing a computer voice saying "What's wrong?" each and every time you go to your medicine cabinet.
Imagine a society where you health records and medication are 100% controlled by the government.
Oh yah, NOW we're getting scary.
George Lucas' Sci-Fi/Horror classic THX 1138 is a great conservative film about a small group of people who dare to take on a controlling and cruel government.
I have to say I think Lucas was a conservative. He had to be. Whether if he is now or not I just don't know. However, when you consider the values that this film and the Star Wars Saga (Episodes 4 & 5 in particular) no one can deny the anti-government theme they possess.
Now, I'm not gonna lie to ya'. This is a weird ass flick and at times kinda hard to follow. I wouldn't suggest it for a date movie by any means and keep the kids in bed too. However, give it a chance, I think you will be surprised.
Here is the review from IMDb...
The human race has been relocated to a underground city located beneath the Earth's surface. In the underground city, the population are entertained by holographic TV which broadcasts sex and violence and robotic police force enforces the law. In the underground city, society controls all life, all citizens are drugged to control their emotions and their behavior and sex is a crime. Factory worker THX-1138 stops taking the drugs and he breaks the law when he finds himself falling in love with his room-mate LUH 3417 and is imprisoned when LUH 3417 is pregnant. Escaping from jail with illegal programmer SEN 5241 and a hologram named SRT, THX 1138 goes in search of LUH 3417 and escape to the surface, whilst being pursued by robotic policemen.
Here is the trailer...
If the letters THX look familiar to you...there's a good reason!