Tag: Dystopian

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Dystopian future in Back to the Future part II

Whilst there were no hoverboards, flying cars, or self-tying shoes in 2015, Back to the Future Part II predicted that a certain rich and powerful character would become an important point of discussion in the future. In this dystopian version of America, one can draw strange and scary comparisons to Trump’s America, and Trump himself….

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Head To Head: Best Dystopian Hero

Peeta Mellark  Peeta Mellark is one of the best characters primarily because he’s loveably hopeless. In the first film alone he spends pretty much the entirety of the Hunger Games disguised as some rocks, gets seriously poisoned and is ultimately ‘dumped’ by Katniss. He may not be the strongest dystopian teen character ever, or in…

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The Rise of the Dystopian

It would be fair to say that in recent times Hollywood has definitely capitalised on the success of the dystopian genre amongst adolescents by producing such box office successes as The Hunger Games, Maze Runner & Divergent (all adapted from popular literary series) and with The 5th Wave set to release in 2016, there are…

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Review – Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Death. Destruction. Dystopia. Apparently these are the latest trends in young adult films, which rely on their plucky young heroes to beat the odds against chaos, dictatorial governmental organisations, disaster and disease. If it sounds overwhelming, that’s because it is, for in these films youngsters really do have to overcome the impossible for simple survival;…

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