Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Hipcrime Vocab on J. J. Abrams' "Revolution"

EscapefromWisconsin over at The Hipcrime Vocab notes that people seem to be interested in a Future Imperfect.
They say fiction is a representation of the mood of its consumers. Based on what's coming out, what's on people's minds is disaster and decay. So despite the chirpy prediction that "America's best days are ahead of us" that you're sure to hear ad nauseum from both prequalified political candidates this season, clearly the mood in America is somewhat darker.

After making the shiny, optimistic future of Star Trek, J. J. Abrams has apparently jumped on board the doomer bandwagon.
Here's the promo video for the show.*

After 15 years of darkness, an unlikely group sets out to save the world.
EscapefromWisconsin is onto something here. This video has 6,700,000+ views in five days, enough to make it the most popular recent video in the Entertainment category on YouTube right now, and it's still getting views at the rate of 20,000 every hour.

I think the show looks intriguing, but Escape seems less than impressed.
Their clothes look contemporary. Did J.C. Penney survive the blast?
I suspect he'd have like Hunger Games better. Then again, a search of his blog indicates that he hasn't mentioned it. Maybe I should step in to fill that void.

*ETA: Replaced original trailer with one at TV Function Junction.



    1. Thanks. I saw that link on your Facebook wall, where it works. I'll click on it there.