The Ten Spot: Movies that got the future wrong

Dec. 31, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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10:49AM on 01/07/2013

You are so wrong...

1984 was not far off...lol
1984 was not far off...lol
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7:24AM on 01/02/2013
Escape From L.A. takes place in 2013, not 2000.
Escape From L.A. takes place in 2013, not 2000.
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1:23PM on 01/01/2013

Soylent Green

Well we are now 9 years away from the year 2022. This sadly is starting to look like a reality with the over population getting worse, global warming, more land lost due to development of [link] centers, a lot of places still polluting, etc... We may hit Soylent Green level by 2060.
Well we are now 9 years away from the year 2022. This sadly is starting to look like a reality with the over population getting worse, global warming, more land lost due to development of [link] centers, a lot of places still polluting, etc... We may hit Soylent Green level by 2060.
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2:36AM on 01/01/2013
Ya can't help but love this movie & only Roland Emmerich could have gotten away with it.

The thing about the BTTF movies is that the concept of flying cars does exist already but it could both kill off fuel economy & not enough manpower to keep producing. If we did it would most likely put us in another ecomonic crisis. I am all for the self lacing shows & auto dry jackets, but I always thought the hoverboard was kinda fruity.
Ya can't help but love this movie & only Roland Emmerich could have gotten away with it.

The thing about the BTTF movies is that the concept of flying cars does exist already but it could both kill off fuel economy & not enough manpower to keep producing. If we did it would most likely put us in another ecomonic crisis. I am all for the self lacing shows & auto dry jackets, but I always thought the hoverboard was kinda fruity.
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3:15PM on 12/31/2012
I can't wait to see Back to the Future II top this list in three years. =D
I can't wait to see Back to the Future II top this list in three years. =D
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11:27AM on 12/31/2012

Escape from New York?

that movie wasn't too far off, it just shouldve been called "Escape from Detroit" (that joke was too easy to pass up)

And 2013 is the year from "Scanner Darkly", we have that to look forward to. And we still have 2 years to produce 15 more Jaws movies
that movie wasn't too far off, it just shouldve been called "Escape from Detroit" (that joke was too easy to pass up)

And 2013 is the year from "Scanner Darkly", we have that to look forward to. And we still have 2 years to produce 15 more Jaws movies
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7:52AM on 12/31/2012
Southland tales suffered this same problem as well. The technology in the film still doesn't exist and was set in 2008!
Southland tales suffered this same problem as well. The technology in the film still doesn't exist and was set in 2008!
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7:35AM on 12/31/2012
I'm surprised the validity of the date has anything at all to do with how you view the movie. I have never taken any futuristic movie as a "what if we're heading in that direction" sort of thing. I always take them at face value, and determine their worth based on how good they are, judged by their own merits. Is the story good? Is the acting good? Is the cinematography good? If I want to get scared by accuracy, then I'll watch a documentary.
I'm surprised the validity of the date has anything at all to do with how you view the movie. I have never taken any futuristic movie as a "what if we're heading in that direction" sort of thing. I always take them at face value, and determine their worth based on how good they are, judged by their own merits. Is the story good? Is the acting good? Is the cinematography good? If I want to get scared by accuracy, then I'll watch a documentary.
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4:13PM on 12/31/2012
How do I give two thumbs up for that last line?
How do I give two thumbs up for that last line?
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4:19AM on 12/31/2012

Great list. Lots of nostalgia.

Also great news that none of those future scenarios actually was proven accurate.
Also great news that none of those future scenarios actually was proven accurate.
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2:35AM on 12/31/2012
Great list. It is funny to think of all the stuff we imagined would be in the future and then not have all those radical changes, but at the same time it's fun to see how far we have actually come. At least we have computers that fit in the palms of our hands now. Hmmm, how close to The Matrix will we be in the year 2199?
Great list. It is funny to think of all the stuff we imagined would be in the future and then not have all those radical changes, but at the same time it's fun to see how far we have actually come. At least we have computers that fit in the palms of our hands now. Hmmm, how close to The Matrix will we be in the year 2199?
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1:12AM on 12/31/2012
Good list, and when it comes to video games, you can't forget the classic Mega Man 2 setting the future in the distant year of 2009!!!
Good list, and when it comes to video games, you can't forget the classic Mega Man 2 setting the future in the distant year of 2009!!!
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7:35PM on 12/31/2012
Not to sound TOO nerdy, but Mega Man 2 takes place in 200X, so it could take place technically in any year within a 10 year span....unless 'X' is a totally different year altogether. ;)
Not to sound TOO nerdy, but Mega Man 2 takes place in 200X, so it could take place technically in any year within a 10 year span....unless 'X' is a totally different year altogether. ;)
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