It's eerie how accurately this portrays present day America. Right down to the political absurdity and social dis-cohesion and manic media. I mean, this was made in 1997, but it might as well have been made today. This is an underrated gem of a movie, and pretty hilarious, too.
Even at its most absurd moments its frightening how often events in the film seem plausible today. What's refreshing is even as Dante's most biting satire there's no outright demonetizations, the catastrophe is the consequence of stupidity as opposed to simple villainy. Dante's abilities as an editor shine as his shifts between points of control's seamlessness becomes cause for disarray. Worth tracking down.
Joe Dante aveva capito tutto? Un viaggio nel futuro pensato nel 1997 che pare perfetto per i nostri giorni. Immigrazione, ruolo della donna, razzismo, diversi modi di intendere il giornalismo... Unica pecca: la destinazione televisiva, in questi anni, coincide con una complessità linguistica quasi assente. Culto colto grazie a Massimiliano e al CCRV