I enjoyed this satirical movie with its exaqggerated commentary about something truly delusional and ridiculous in today’s America. I confess that I share the outlook it paints about today’s “Deplorables” and “Elites.” I have already risked being banned by Facebook, “unfriended” by friends, family, and acquaintances alike, having profusely (and profanely without swearing) commented on its insipid divisiveness. This page has
I found this film’s premise to be inspired, although I mean inspired by the contemporary dystopian, highly classed societies depicted in the “Hunter Games” and “Divergent” franchises, and movies such “The Island”, other influential mythologies from the past concern displayed through exaggeration can include “Logan’s Run” and its age as class stratifier, Orwell’s “Animal Farm”, and more parallel with the new (1995) Outer Limits’ Season 4 (1998) Episode 2 called, perhaps coincidentally, “The Hunt”. The discrfiminating factor in this society to have their “deplorables” hunted by the “elite” is that they were androids who had become sentient, but since they were “only machines” they could be killed for sport. Even that resembles an older P. K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” which was of course immortalized for the deplorables amongst us who cannot or refuse to read, as “Blade Runner,” with young Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer as examples of the two sides of their statistical discriminating universe of “right to live free” or “right to kill for having such a ridiculous desire.”
This movie is an indirect comment on this appalling situation, and given Hollywood’s inherent stance within the movie’s antagonist “elite” commuity, it is no wonder Universal delayed giving a voice to the “deplorable” protagonist population (some “deplorables” are math, philosophical, computer science, environmental, technology [… &c.] visionaries having already made the “elite’s” presumptious and unwarranted manifest hubris a great and natural and inherent source for its obvious and gratuitous , and makes an obvious source of ironic material for the screenwriters.
Here one will find guns and violence as the exaggeration of something that should remain ideas and words. Stratifying and separating classes into the “deplorable” prey vs the hypocrite “elites” hunters exaggerate something that should be a mutual growth of shared ides. Even though this film was easy to write, some will feel it “needed to be said” in another voice and others may predictably and regrettably wonder what the point is.