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Posted by mamamiasweetpeaches (Member # 1715) on :
Okay...haha...I already know "the secret" you dont have to worry about ruining it for me.
Was this movie good? I never saw it and am thinking about renting it.
Posted by HipsterMom27 (Member # 2161) on :
Never saw it either but the Phil Hartman imitation on SNL was great!
Posted by Smayt Gateford (Member # 1500) on :
I seen this movie!
yeah it's pretty good for a Chuck Heston film.
Let's be honest he does have a little habit of bein' a bit wooden from time to time.But its a good and shocking story (if you didnt know the ending before you watched it).It didnt shock me though....oh no!!
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
It's not bad. The sets and the feel of the film are probably the best things about it. It was one of those 70's social sci-fi's that seemed so prevalent before Star Wars changed everything.

The flawed Scientific logic is highly enjoyable!

To get the full 'the seventies are wrong' feel, it should be viewed with:

Logan's Run
Silent Running
The Omega Man
Planet Of The Apes (I know this one was 60's but the sequels weren't)
Posted by StevenHW (Member # 509) on :

"Soylent Green" is definitely worth watching. It was one of several sci-fi films back in the early 70's that dealt with the theme of "culture shock".

Also worth noting is Edward G. Robinson's performance, and it was the last movie he did in his long and wonderful career. His death scene (where he is surrounded by orange colors, and watches nature movies) still burns in my memory!

And when you think about the concept of this movie (that more and more foods are artificial), don't you think the film's idea is increasingly becoming more a reality these days?

Maybe, because of that concept, that could be why this movie is now considered a "cult classic". [Cool]

[ 21. October 2004, 22:23: Message edited by: StevenHW ]
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
I think it's a cult classic because it feels like all of those 70's sci-fi's now - odd. That and the bad science. Even though it is about artificial food, it's more about what goes into the food.

70's sci-fi was supposed to make you think, and it does. Unfortunately, the answers it tries to give are always so way off the mark it becomes amusing. I mean, really, 'Apes'?
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
I didn't see "Soylent Green" for the first time until around 2004-2005-ish; great dystopian sci-fi film. But, I knew about the "big reveal" years beforehand. I think a lot people who haven't even seen the film know the "twist" ending.

Charlton Heston was already a huge name in Hollywood due to "The Ten Commandments" long before he starred in the original "Planet of the Apes" film in the late 1960's. Which may have been a surprise to some people at the time - i.e., here was this well-known actor starring in a sci-fi film, which was not a huge genre in the late 1960's (as it had been in the 1950's). And then, Heston went on act in three other sci-fi movies in the early '70's:

Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Soylent Green
The Omega Man

...all great sci-fi movies.
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
I've never seen it. I have seen Logan's Run. That was a good one.
Johnny Rourke, I'll take 10 bags please! 😂
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
I'm not sure if you still want it after you've seen the movie, Pittsburghgirl..

Well.. at least it's 100% organic, made with all natural ingredients ! [Big Grin]
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
As long as the chips don't actually contain the actual "Soylent Green" ingredients, I'll get them - LOL. I've always liked green chips; there are some good guacamole chips out there - though they are hard to track down.

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