Soylent Green

Year: 1973
Director: Richard Fleischer
Cast: Charlton Heston
Yet another Orwellian tale of the future that turned out to be a much better idea than a movie.

Made even less enjoyable because I couldn't work out what particular evil of totalitarianism was being commented on (like book burning in Fahrenheit 451, being smart in Harrison Bergeron and communism in Animal Farm).

The hook was obviously the government-supplied foodstuff Soylent Green, just one variety of food produced by the Soylent Corporation and involving a nasty secret about where they produce it.

But Heston is in full Hollywood-Golden-years-action-man mode, all chiselled jawbone and stern set eyes, and it's all been done better elsewhere.

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