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Movie Review Friday -- Soylent Green

Posted Aug 23 2008 10:26pm

Escape to the movies with one of our Movie Friday selections. Each week we'll review a film with environmentally or socially responsible themes that’s currently in theaters or available on DVD.

Seen a good eco-flick lately? Send us a review of 100 words or less and look for your review in the next Movie Friday!

Soylent Green (1973) is a stomach-churning Charlton Heston film that explores the desperate tribulations of overpopulation and vanishing natural resources. It's the year 2022, New York City’s cramped population is 40 million, and green pastures and national parks are old fables. Fruit, vegetables, and meat as we know them are distant memories. The portions given to the masses are provided by the Soylent Corporation, the insidious Big Brother of mastication, which distributes funny-looking green wafers manufactured from plankton.

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