Saturday, October 19, 2013

Flick Pick: Rollerball

(United Artists, 1975)

James Caan stars in Norman Jewison's futuristic dystopia, where corporations rule, and the titular mindlessly violent game is the circus of choice to keep the worker drones preoccupied. Shot with a fantastic set and an array of top stuntmen from a time when there was no CGI, just what you actually captured on film, Caan's character shows that no matter how you rig the system, humanity squirts through like squeezing a handful of jello. Not only holds up well, but eerily prescient on multiple levels.

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