reply to post by doesntmakesense
Enemy of the State was execellant on several levels. It paired two generations of actors. A couple of Oscar winners with Hackman and Voigt and an up
and coming superstar in Smith. Hackman teaches the younger Smith about the way the world really is and in doing so sets up several possible reactions
from the audience.
One,,,,, no reaction at all other than oh boy what a lot of super explosions.
Two,,,,, it really can't be that bad, after all it's only fiction.
Three,,, Yeah, that's the way it really is and now lets go out for a Big Mac.
Four,,,,, Oh good. Finally Hollywood is exposing the terrors of the surveillance state and now people will begin to understand our dark future if we
don't do something.
Five,,,,,,Hollywood is part of the mass consciousness machine which is controlled by the powers that be and in this movie they are slowly getting us
accustomed to the world we are living in.
I think that it was written by very good writers. Writers who like to write about cutting edge scenarios. In 98, the security state was only beginning
to become a general topic of public awareness. The movie tapped into this for it's success.
I think that a lot of movies are nothing more than this, the industry trying to find something different to entice the movie audiences with. So they
keep looking to find what is it that the public is not only interested in now, but what might they be interested in in a couple of years. As it takes
a couple of years to put a whole movie like this together they might be ahead of the natural curve of public interest or behind it. Enemy of the State
hit it on the nose I think.