Things I Noticed Watching “The Running Man (1987)” On Hulu

Things they got wrong:

  • Helicopters from 1978
  • Low-def CRT technology survives the 00s
  • Phones get bigger
  • US divided into paramilitary zones
  • People in the paramilitary zones fight over resources while managing to dress like goth-punk badasses
  • When told a lie, then told the truth, people believe the latter

Things they got right:

  • Fake news
  • 80s fashion makes a strong comeback
  • Reality TV
August 26, 2018