Friday, March 1, 2013
1 March 2013
Zach Snyder b. 1966
His best known movie is 300, which does not count as a genre film, but Watchmen, Sucker Punch and the soon to be released Man of Steel certainly do.
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: Fleets of blimp trolleys will take vacationers on summer vacations to the North Pole
Predictor: postcards printed in 1900 by Hildebrands German Chocolates
Reality: The reality is I love the German chocolate postcards. I'll be sorry when they are all used up. I have plenty of material for the predictions, but these illustrations are really keen. I'm especially fond of the two by two nature of the critters looking up at the blimps, the polar bears, walruses, seals, even two of the three dogs near the Eskimos in the foreground. North Pole = Eden, not a visual metaphor you see every day.
Oh, wait... "reality" is supposed to be where I say if the prediction is any good, not give a little art critique. Oops, my bad.
The prediction is weak. There is some tourism to polar regions, cruise ships and the like, but blimps flying in close formation is just asking for Hindenburg size disasters. The winds can be vicious near the poles in any season.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! Here's two words I don't get to type often enough. Sonny Chiba! And, oh yeah, we all die in a plague in 1982.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!