Thursday, May 26, 2011
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, by Albert Brooks
Interesting and creative near future satire, from THAT Albert Brooks, the actor/writer.
In 2030, medical advances, including cancer being cured, have extended the length of life to a point where younger Americans feel they have no opportunities, but are only working to support "the olds", and the dismal American economy thrums along on support from China, and social unrest haunts the nation. President Bernstein is already at a loss as to what to do, and then a 9.1 earthquake in LA sets a number of plots into motion.
This was good, but too much was going on to get genuinely involved in any one thread. Clever, but not a stand-out.