Day: Friday 01/08
Time: 8:30 PM
Where: Amazon Prime Streaming
So, back in the 1980's we were getting a lot of dystopian stories that were intended to be cautionary tales/ satires - and apparently nobody was paying attention and these movies were mostly derided by critics and not thought of as much more than crazy action movies.
Arguably, however, between the explosions and Arnie-grunting, movies like The Running Man were actually kind of trying to say something. Anyway, when stuff like Survivor started hitting the air, my reaction was "well, this isn't good".
34 years from this film and twenty years on from "watch assholes win money", several seasons of Wipeout, American Ninja Warrior, COPS and Live PD later, it's not hard to imagine "Running Man" being the next big leap on Fox.
So, let's give it a spin!