Although visually dated, TRM is as vital a piece of distopian Sci-Fi as Blade Runner, Soylent Green or Fahrenheit 451, setting the precedents for a not so far away future & predicting how we'll be entertaining ourselves at the cost of others. Political predictions also run true with racial/class differences smattered alongside Arnie kicking ass but sadly that's just it. Above all its an Arnie feature from the 80's. C
so my boyfriend apparently loves this movie so I watched it all the way through as he fell asleep. it's kinda weird that reality tv was a part of this dystopian society even though we have the same crap on tv now. also, this movie confirms my idea that the male and female leads in 99% of all action films have to kiss and fall in love at the end of the film for no apparent reason.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this futuristic riff on THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME about a dystopian society where "criminals" are sent into an arena to be hunted by gladiators in a nationally televised reality show. A kind of precursor to THE HUNGER GAMES, the film was ahead of its time. A bit cheesy now, but it holds up surprisingly well. Based on an early work by Stephen King.