I like it a lot, unfortunately it’s a pretty typical white savior plot which is a shame and could’ve been avoided but didn’t. Movie-wise, I wish the Capitol flag was red white and blue and I wish the Capitol’s aesthetic was more neoclassical and less obviously a dig at “Communist Dictatorship” or whatever (I did notice that in Catching Fire the president’s house was basically the white house and the buildings were more flashy and glassy in the cities). I did like the left-populism of it, workers versus decadent exploiters, I just wish it was more explicit.
I generally don’t like dystopia narratives at all, I think they’re inappropriate and misguided because they tend to gloss over the fact that we live in a dystopia right now, like as we speak. 19,000,000 people starved to death last year and will probably starve to death again this year while Amazon.com sends drones to deliver things to rich people in half an hour. Stem cell research is illegal for some reason and abortion is still a debate and there are single human beings with billions of dollars while homelessness still exists. This is a dystopia. The world we live in right now is unbelievably horrifying and must at all costs be destroyed from the ground up. We’re hurtling towards climate disasters that are going to be apocalyptic in scale and are at this point unavoidable. The president of our country makes televised jokes about how he kills children with robots and the youth love him and wear t-shirts of him.
Dystopia narratives are like, “yeah, but what if Big Government goes Out of Control?” like wow, horrifying idea there.
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you’re unbelievably wrong and you know nothing about communism, social division of labor, Marshall law, what the word “autonomy” means, you’re just posturing and using vocabulary poorly, shut up, get off my post
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Seriously, your Marxist mumbo jumbo is REEKING of snotty pseudo-intelligentsia. Your ilk have destroyed and discouraged machines, the Luddites, in favor of getting more jobs for the “workers”. People don’t want jobs, they want things. Money is a means to an end, and a fungible proxy. We work for it, and we undertake jobs that we voluntarily choose to take.
You want to take a force (big government) that will force people, at the barrel of a gun, to give up what they’ve earned. Profit is not an evil, it is a sign of value being added to a society.
Earning money happens 3 ways:
- You work for it and get paid for your productivity.
- You get a gift/inheritance/legacy.
- You pilfer or forcibly take it from someone.
Of course, a government that redistributes wealth does method #3 gratuitously, takes a nice lump sum for the bureaucrats, and gives a pittance for those depending on it. Your views are riddled in fallacy and will only take us backwards in time to the Perestroika Bread Lines.