Fears in 21st Century Through Movies


How does culture replicate itself in the film? How does our fear for future reflect in the film? People express themselves through both documentary films and sci-fi movies. This paper will focus on more than 30 sci-fi movies. In the last century, people always worried that the robots would exceed human intelligence and finally destroyed our race. Those worries were shown in lots of science fiction movies, such as the movie, Westworld (1973), Blade Runner (1982), and Screamers (1995). With the development of robot technology, we can see more and more movies are telling about the happy-coexistence of human being and robots, such as the movie, Wall-E (2008), My Robot Girlfriend (2008), and Robert & Frank (2012).We can tell that people usually worries about something out of our comprehension and mastery. In 21st century, we can co-live with robots but we have not found a way of solving the environment problem on our planet. More movies are talking about the change of living environment, the outburst of virus, and the mysteriousness of out space, such as I’m The Legend (2007), Wall-E (2008), and Snow Piercer (2013). We have not yet grasped the knowledge of finding a life-friendly extra solar planet to live or to conquer the virus. At least, what we can do is to protect the environment of our planet we live now. While we have every right to fear the future, we also have agency in creating that future.

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Qingyue Peng, Ajou University, South Korea
Woo Jin Chang, Ajou University, South Korea

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Conference: EuroMedia2018
Stream: Films and Digital Distribution (use of the internet and video sharing)

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