Soylent Green
Reviewed by Dec 16th, 2009

The year is 2022, and the place is New York City. Cute girls are considered furniture and come with high-priced apartments. Only the rich can afford normal plant and animal food products (strawberry preserves go for $120 a jar); everyone else eats Soylent. Soylent Yellow is made from soybeans, Soylent Green is not. The greenhouse effect has made it hard to farm, and the Soylent corporation supplies half of the world’s food in colorful, square bars. Tuesday is Soylent Green day. Soylent Green, allegedly made of plankton, is very popular and suppliers are always running out.

A cop (Charleton Heston) is investigating the suspicious murder of a man who worked for Soylent. Eventually Soylent pays off his boss and he’s ordered to stop working on the case. He won’t, and he finds out some terrible things about the food supply, and risks his life to warn the public.

There’s not really much to say here besides that it’s a pretty good movie.


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