Monday, December 12, 2011

I Love It When Politics And Pop Culture Come Together

In a League of Ordinary Gentlemen post that can only be described as pure genius, Tod Kelly uses the Highlander franchise to analyze the Republican presidential primary.

That post got me thinking about other movies that fit the election season.  It's become a cliche to cast the race in terms of Romney and anti-Romney, so this scene from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome seems equally accurate..

The Running Man also could work if one substitutes Romney for Ben Richards.
Set in a totalitarian society. Ben Richards is a cop who was blamed for a massacre which wasn't his fault. He would be sent to prison and breaks out with some other inmates. He tries to escape but the woman whom he dragged into his plan turns him over to the authorities. Damon Killian, who is the host of THE RUNNING MAN a game show wherein convicted felons are given the chance to run to freedom but have to elude the stalkers; men who hunt them down and kill them in gruesome manners.

Anything else come to mind?

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