Saturday, December 18, 2010

Why I love The Fifth Element: It's the future as I hope it will be.

- The world has not been wiped out by a devastating war, plague, or natural disaster.
- No melting ice caps, no Judgment Day, no twelve monkeys.
- The inhabitants do not exist in a shell-shocked fight for survival, making their way across a barren terrain to find essential items like food and weapons.
- Freedom has not been horribly curtailed, nor is society ruled by tyrannical overlords.
- The people continue to make scientific advances, thus improving society.
- Inhabitants do not have to take shelter to escape marauding cannibals or mutant monsters.
- The residents are free to indulge in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- The sky is still blue, having NOT been turned into acid-grey by an unknown calamity.
- There is more than one attractive female in all of known civilization.
- While cigarettes and weapons survived, so too did entertainment, culture, and primary colors.
- Finally, the last reason I love The Fifth Element is that it's the only movie set in the future (aside from the Star Trek franchises) where the future actually looks like a fun place to live.

Scott Mendelson

1 comment:

Skye said...

Also, the way to save the world is to love somebody.

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