As most science fiction writers know, predicting the future is difficult. Most viewers agree that science fiction is not meant to predict the future with perfect accuracy, but to explore where humanity might end up hypothetically. Nonetheless, one way to avoid inaccurate predictions might be to set a work of fiction on an unspecified year.
It’s interesting (and sometimes scary) to revisit old sci-fi movies and see what happened. All of the following movies are set in the 2020s, and within the next few years they won’t be strictly “futuristic” for modern audiences. It’s becoming increasingly possible to see which reflect his real life in the 2020s, and which ultimately emphasized his sci-fi “fiction” over fact.
2023 – “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)
Before the long and climax of Phase 3 Avengers: EndgameMCU movies tended to be set in or around the year they were released. captain America Also captain marvel – Years in which the movie was seen in theaters tended to be the years in which the movie was set.
in 2018 Avengers: Infinity Game It ended with a literal universe-altering event, so much of the upcoming film’s runtime required a time jump. Avengers: Endgame Thanks to the pandemic that started spreading in 2020, the MCU’s portrayal of the 2020s was instantly cut off from reality. end game It’s an eerie reminder of what populated areas looked like during lockdown in the early 2020s.
2023 – “X-Men: Future & Past” (2014)
5 years ago Avengers: Endgame, X-Men: Days of Future Past It showed viewers what a time-travel-heavy superhero movie set partially in the 2020s would look like. There’s a 2023 world that’s changed, and a 1973 scene where the characters return to prevent a conflict that endangers mutants.
It’s a wild ride and a lot of fun with its time travel premise. It doesn’t make for a more grounded sci-fi movie because it’s all over the place… Plus, it’s debatable that most of its best moments happen. In the 1973 scene.
2024 – “Godzilla vs. Kong” (2021)
Despite being released just two years later, godzilla king of monsters, godzilla vs kong Jump forward about five years, and the series will officially be one set in the future. This is done to give the character some breathing room.
This is a silly but super fun movie in which a giant radioactive lizard exists to fight an equally giant ape. , given how much damage the titular monster showdown does in the film’s action sequences, viewers will probably appreciate it.
2025 – “Pacific Rim” (2013)
Human situation in the world pacific rim tough but thanks Guillermo del Toro‘s style and skill in delivering spectacle make it a great pleasure for viewers to watch. Giant monsters are attacking the world through portals, and humanity has decided that their only hope is to build equally giant, driveable robots to fight back.
Faced with an attack by giant alien monsters in the next few years, it’s hard to imagine that real-life people would be cool enough to adopt such a solution. godzilla vs kong, pacific rim It’s not about what would realistically happen if Earth faced such an existential threat. It’s about the coolest, most ridiculous, most entertaining ways humans can protect themselves. If so judged, pacific rim It’s a sci-fi success.
2026 – “Metropolis” (1927)
With so many different cuts, re-edits and translations in different languages, there is no universally agreed upon year. big city is set. It was made a long time ago, set in the distant future, and the story is ultimately effective whether it’s 100 or 1000 years from now.
A lengthy synopsis submitted to IMDb states that the film is set in 2026. This makes sense because the film is based on his novel written in 1925, which he presumably developed and filmed from 1926 to his 1927 and was released in 1927. The world 100 years from now feels frank and appropriate. Her 2020s world looks different than reality, but the themes of wealth inequality and class struggle explored in the film are pivotal (and devastating) to his real-life 2020s. remains relevant.
2027 – “Man’s Children” (2006)
Few sci-fi futures look as dark and bleak as those seen in . son of manThe report, published in 2006, looks almost 20 years ahead and predicts that by 2027 society will be in ruins, there will be few free people, the refugee crisis will worsen, and global infertility will leave almost no people free. It shows that no child has been born in 20 years.
While there are aspects of its world that reflect real life, viewers may at least take some comfort in the fact that there is no global infertility (yet). The less people resemble son of manit would be better for all to move forward as a species.
2028 – “RoboCop” (2014)
original Robocop (aka More Violent) didn’t give a specific year for its dystopian setting, but the 2014 remake did. tells the story of a police officer brought back to life with cyborg enhancements, this time specifying that it all happens in 2028.
Considering this is the late 2020s, not impossible Robocop To become a reality, but still incredibly unlikely. As with many of his sci-fi films with dystopian, crime-filled settings, this one is ultimately a good thing. Robocop Movies may be fun to watch, but the worlds they’re set in aren’t really fun places to live.
2029 – “Logan” (2017)
A striking mashup of sci-fi and western – with some gritty and violent action scenes added – Logan It’s set in a 2029 version that looks rough and grim. Logan/Wolverine lives a tough existence while feeling oppressed, experiencing a decline in power, and caring for Charles Xavier, who is having an equally good life.
The loneliness of the world and the characters that fans follow in it, Logan It stands out among other superhero movies. It’s dark and often pessimistic, but it captures a not-so-dystopian but eerie future that’s far from great, especially for the increasingly rare mutants the film focuses on.
2029 – “Ghost in the Shell” (1995)
ghost in the shell is a huge franchise, originally started as a manga and adapted into an animated film, multiple animated series, and a live-action American adaptation. Given the number of stories it tells, it’s understandably spanned over a year, but the famous 1995 film is specified to take place at least in 2029.
This movie, which focuses on crime-fighting cyborgs, RobocopHowever, the tones, styles and themes explored are vastly different.Like Robocop,world of ghost in the shell And while the technology it demonstrates feels unlikely to materialize by the end of the decade, then again, it’s probably for the best.
2029 – “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991)
apart from, terminator The series is about a futuristic war caused by a rebellion of machines, most of which is not set in that distant future. Attempts to prevent or (depending on the side) cause conflicts by retroactively.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day It may be the movie that gives this version of 2029 its most memorable portrayal. terminatorI can only hope that machines will never progress to the point of declaring war on humanity. terminator Movies and AI technology continue to advance year by year…
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