Get your bleak on: dystopian cinema

Article: Get your bleak on: dystopian cinema

I don’t know about you, but when I even think about seeing the upcoming film THE ROAD, based on the novel of the same name by the brilliant Cormac McCarthy, my shoulders sag a little. Post-apocalyptic America, lawlessness, cannibalism, and a vulnerable family? It’s heavy! Embrace the darkness here:

Seeing this trailer recently in the theatre, I then Netflix-ed a few futuristic down-and-out sci-fi thrillers, and began to think about the distinct shape of the dystopian movie. Why and how is this form unique?