So you think you can predict? Well, movies can too. In the history of cinema, writers have been visionaries with their words. Like the last time I checked, movies had given us the touch and realization of the 9/11. Some flicks were so accurate in their predictions that some of what is happening today was written a decade before. Even the Simpsons had already predicted Donald Trump’s presidency, which was uncalled for by many.
The crisp of perfection in knowing what awaits us in the future is for such ‘out-of-the-box’ mindsets of the writers and directors. It is the writer of a story who can visualize the outcomes of the smallest of details observed by their keen eye that results to come to the unbelievable conclusions which later turn out to be true.
Although, to be honest, most of their theories revolved around their desires, of how they wanted the forthcoming events to be like. And even if they were not shown, provided our technological advancements, we could have reached to such mind-blowing prophecies, but still, these movies cannot be replaced.
- The Cable Guy (1996)
‘Soon every American home will integrate their television, phones, and computers!’ yelps the cold-hearted TV installing engineer Chip (Jim Carrey) in the 1996 comedy special, the Cable Guy.’ You can visit Louvre on one channel, and watch female mud wrestling on another! You can do your shopping at home or play Mortal Kombat with a friend in Vietnam.’ Carry’s petrifying protagonist sounded mad at the tail ending of the 20th century, not so crazy today right? When Carry dropped the comical thriller, no one expected it to have a prophecy or a prediction in all, but now we know. The movie predicted satellite gaming using the internet.
- You’ve Got Mail (1998)
While 1998 was coming to an end, the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan hit was the first attempt to show how relationships in the coming generations would seem like. At the time, no one had even a clue of online dating would go like, but their strong chemistry on-screen set the bar for online dating.
- I Am Legend (2007)
Just before Easter eggs reached the craze, and even way before that, the late 2007 thriller had already dropped hints to Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman which was released in 2016. The Times Square based scene in the movie featuring Will Smith as Robert Neville, a scientist, had a poster promoting a Batman and Superman film. In spite of making several rounds on social media, no one could come up with a fair conclusion of how the movie had predicted the Batman vs. Superman movie. Although after some time, Francis Lawrence, the director of the film I am Legend cleared the air as he mentioned that the writer, Akiva Goldsman had written an early draft of the Dawn of Justice movie at the same time, but the film never got a script made out of it.
- Total Recall (1990)
Well, it’s no news that almost every car company is working its way to make the driverless technology up and ready for regular humanity use. The tech of even having a driverless vehicle in the 1990s was not prevalent until Paul Verhoeven in his Arnold Schwarzenegger starring film; Total Recall picturized taxi services who delivered people automatically. There you go, Tesla, you were not the first ones to think about it. The scene is still one of those which hits your nostalgia when the armed assailants are chasing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character Douglas Quaid before he escapes in a ‘Johnny Cab’ hosted by a creepy android systemized robot who is trained and specializes in the small talk.
- Super Mario Bros (1993)
Those who are still in the illusion of the movie being an animated one, better snap out of it. Super Mario Bros back in 1993 had made predicted one of the most significant terrorist attacks on the US turf. Although just like how people don’t look to care about things, this one of the many of the points that the people out there overlooked. The Super Mario Bros had the last scene put up as a warning to the next nearest attempt to devastate the World Trade Center in 1993. If you’re still wondering why this movie… hop on. Well, some reports stated that Bin Laden was once a very dedicated gamer. His favorite game? Yeah, you guessed that right: Super Mario Bros