This movie's biggest failing for me
Let me start off by saying that this movie doesn't have many failings with me. I ADORE this movie, and watch it frequently. I'd say it's likely the one movie I've seen more than any other.
Okay so, the one failing I do find in this movie is that it's supposed to be a dystopian future, but I just don't see that. Nothing about the movie makes it feel like the future to me. And no it's not the technology. I'm not an idiot. It's just the overall feel of the world. It feels more like a generic "present day" setting. I don't know if Kubrick just didn't care about that aspect, nor do I know if it's more emphasised in the book (haven't read it. Never come across a copy come to think of it). All I know is that it doesn't look futuristic to me. I'm not even sure what would qualify as futuristic. The only thing that seems unusual to me is that all of the older women in the movie seem to be sporting unnatural hair colors like blue, green, and purple.
I thought I could paint it red, but I couldn't find enough goats.