Miles, a nebbishy clarinet player who also runs a health food store in NYC's Greenwich Village, is cryogenically frozen, and brought back - 200 years in the future, by anti-government radicals in order to assist them in their attempt to overthrow the oppressive government. When he goes off on his own, he begins to explore this brave new world, which has Orgasmatron booths to replace sex and confessional robots.Written by
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The exploding bowl of "instant pudding" in Luna's kitchen was created live on the set by mixing together two liquids that reacted to create polyurethane foam. The technique is commonly used for spraying insulation inside buildings. See more »
The Volkswagen could not possibly start after 200 years in a cave. Gasoline typically has a 30 day shelf life. After 30 days the aromatic parts of the gasoline noticeably start to evaporate, and it begins a chemical breakdown process into gum, resin and varnish which cause misfires and poor starts, poor performance, and could cause engine damage. Degraded fuel in a running engine also leaves deposits in the carburetor plugging essential passages and can also leave deposits on the intake valve stem causing it to hang up and not close properly or even not to close at all. See more »
[a 22nd century historian shows Miles a videotape of Howard Cosell]
We weren't sure at first what to make of this, but we developed a theory: we feel that when people committed great crimes against the state, they were forced to watch this.
Yes. That's exactly what it was.
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I think I am going to have to rank this as Woody Allen's second-best (and second-funniest) movie... after the unbeatable "Annie Hall". Even after having seen the movie 3 or 4 times I still find myself amused by some of Allen's shtick... and his rarely-demonstrated adeptness at physical comedy. So many classic physical bits: riding around in the wheelchair... eating the rubber glove... the future scientists trying to force his slack body into a futuristic vehicle. After this movie Woody started to get a little too cerebral... this was his last attempt at a just-plain-funny movie... and probably his most satisfying of his early comedies... only because there was a sort-of storyline. Woody is cryogenically frozen after a botched operation in the 1970s and is awoken 200 years later to find himself in a repressive Orwellian future. He meets up with a spoiled rich chick (Diane Keaton) and influences her (not really intentionally) into becoming a revolutionary activist.
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