Episode 5: Put on Your Running Shoes, It's Time for the Running Man!
In this episode of They Warned Us! we look at Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Running Man! In 2017, after a worldwide economic collapse, the United States has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The U.S. government pacifies the populace by broadcasting game shows where convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers”, armed mercenaries, around a large arena, and near-certain death for a chance to be pardoned by the state.
In our podcast we will look at the following themes:
- media consumption and its effects
- the problem of truth
- the manipulation of society, or the whimsical nature of freedom
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