The Hunger Games book and movie series has always been about resistance, and particularly about using the machinery and iconography of the oppressor to fight back. Katniss Everdeen is a creation of a violent, manipulative system, but she turns all of its symbolism against it. And in the final movie, Mockingjay Part 2,…
Tris Prior is a complicated person in a crazy world. And this teaser trailer for Allegiant, the third movie in the Divergent series, shows you just how nutty it gets.
Despite living in a town under lockdown, Nevin lives in relative comfort — at least until his beautiful next-door neighbor shows up in his home. In this dark comedy short film, Nevin becomes an anarchist it win her affection — but how devoted is he really to the cause?
We love young adult science fiction, but even we have to admit that sometimes, it can feel like dystopian novels are following a bit script. The new Twitter account @DystopianYA is poking a bit of fun at some of the more common conventions of the genre.
At long last, the acclaimed post-apocalyptic film Snowpiercer is coming to select U.S. theaters this weekend. We were lucky enough to sit down with director Bong Joon-ho for an exclusive interview, and he unraveled the movie's themes and the reasons for its unique visual style.
Korean pop music is rigorously produced, stunningly choreographed and filled with beautiful people. Most K-Pop groups are manufactured through contests and production companies looking to capitalize on swoon-worthy heartthrobs. So when this effervescent music turns to dystopian and post-apocalyptic motifs, things…
The era of post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels for young adults may be winding down at last — but one of the best thing to come out of the trend has only just arrived. The anthology After, from editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, is one of the most dazzling collections of stories we've read in ages.
On paper, the Trost Brothers' dystopian comedy The FP has all the trappings of an instant cult classic: a loving sendup of '70s and '80s movies complete with absurdly costumed gang warriors, heaps of self-aware slang, training montages, and low-stakes battles treated as life-or-death situations. As an added bonus,…
College Roomies from Hell!!! creator Maritza Campos has unleashed her crazy brain in a new webcomic Power Nap, which depicts a future where no one sleeps and everyone works — all the time — and one man who can't keep his eyes open.
American Barbarian is a gleeful homage to comics great Jack Kirby by way of the post-apocalyptic barbarian genre – with robotic dinosaurs, a Pharaonic immortal with tanks for feet, and a red-white-and-blue-haired barbarian who must fight them all.
Add another forthcoming book to the growing list of novels about the collapse of the U.S. Martha Moody, author of Best Friends and The Office of Desire, just sold a dystopian-sounding novel, Sharp and Dangerous Virtues, to Ohio University Press.
This is the greatest scene in cinematic history. A dystopian overlord is getting his face whacked with a flogger by his personal dominatrix, when a hapless underling interrupts him. So the dominatrix teaches him a lesson... with fists and nipples.
Now that we know the Rapture is coming on May 21, it's time to prepare. So what will life be like after the Rapture? Judging from this awesome post-Rapture movie, it'll be just like other dystopian futures... only campier.
When his son decided that he wanted to be RoboCop for Halloween, this dad didn't just make him a crafty cyborg suit. He also took his son on a photoshoot through the dystopian streets of Detroit.
The new poster for futuristic vampire film Daybreakers gives us a closer look at the creepy, Matrix-like blood farm, where the remnants of humanity provide fresh blood for the vampires who run the world.
If you've ever thought that the story of Robin Hood could use fewer arrows and more futuristic gunfire, you're in luck. A new film plans to bring the classic tale of oppression and rebellion to a dystopian future.
The most controversial movie of the summer... Wall-E? That's what one writer is claiming. The G-rated animated movie presents a dire image of a morbidly obese human race, crammed into giant spaceships and exhorted to ever greater depths of over-consumption by signs saying "DO YOUR PART, FILL YOUR CART." (Remember…
When society implodes, women need to make themselves easy zombie targets, so the boys can run to the hills and get weaponized. That seems to be the point of a lot of self-proclaimed post-apocalyptic fashion, at least. From floor-length hobble skirts with a million straps to straitjackets to kinky boots, the clothes in…
Zero, the supercomputer from Rollerball, looks 10,000 times cooler than most scifi computers of the 1970s, with their giant tape spools. But it suffers from that typical 60s and 70s problem — the crazy monotone freakout — when Rollerball champion Jonathan E. wants to ask for information about the Corporate Wars. It…