Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Soylent Green (1973)

Soylent Green (1973) is a science fiction movie set in New York around 2015. It stars Charlton Heston who must solve the murder of the director of the world's most valuable food product, Soylent Green.

The movie has lots of interesting ideas, but it felt to me that they could've payed off in a more interesting and developed screenplay. The first 30 minutes basically have Charlton Heston going around trying to do whatever he wants because he's a selfish guy who doesn't get enough to eat at night. Then the next 30 minutes have him interrogate more suspects which isn't really that interesting. If you can sit through the whole exposition, the ending is worth it.

Basically, Soylent Green is a worse version of Planet of the Apes, the latter of which is a totally awesome movie.
Worth Watching? Only if you have the patience to sit through to the end where the only real pay-off is.



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