The upcoming dystopian science fiction film Snowpiercer by Bong Joon Ho is set to make the viewer think about themselves as it tackles the hard questions centred around our social hierarchy. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a new ice age has ravaged mankind, the remaining few who survive are forced to reside within a train that circles the globe. Inside, the residents live in a vicious social pyramid wherein the wealthy and the privileged live in the forward carriages while the rest are squashed into the dank, dirty rear sections.
The concept art created in the film’s production showcase the level of imagination involved… with everything from aquariums and botanical gardens to swimming pools and luxury lounge suites featuring across the train’s length.
California-based artist Mark Bryan (previously featured here) created an awesome series of oil paintings entitled Things From Space. The series depicts a distant dystopian future in which the Earth is under attack by flying saucers and robots (even robot rabbits). Fighting back against the invaders are the likes of the Mona Lisa in a space helmet and Hello Kitty piloting a giant robot.
Mockingjay is in theaters this weekend, yay! But it’s only the first of two parts…so if you want awesome stuff to read in the meantime, here are 8 great dystopian/science fiction series! Also good for keeping you happily occupied as we all huddle up inside to avoid the early winter weather.
“A mockingjay is a creature the Capitol never intended to exist. They hadn’t counted on the highly controlled jabberjay having the brains to adapt to the wild, to pass on its genetic code, to thrive in a new form. They hadn’t anticipated its will to live.”