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Things to Come (1936)
"The personages in a tale shall be alive, except in the case of corpses"
A few could tell it better than Mark Twain. The main problem with "Things to Come" is its ideology. If you want to share your concept about humanity and probably nothing more - write an essay; if you want to narrate, first create the people with their feelings and their contradictions. The feelings and the contradictions will guide you; they hold the message, enough message one can distribute to the others. Place the people from flesh and blood in the middle of whatever imagined world you like and they will bring the human condition with themselves. This is not the case here. "Things to Come" is a dry corpse. Even the speeches have no vigour, no wit, no indepthness, just snobbery, pure, unadulterated snobbery.
Nine years before "Things to Come" H. G. Wells severely criticized Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", he called it "idiotic spectacle" and "the silliest film" who have seen. I think these epithets could be labelled also to "Things to Come", a film which H. G. Wells wrote the screenplay to.