Ex­treme Mea­sures

THE SOKO­VIAN AC­CORD, WHICH KICKS OFF CIVIL WAR, IS JUST THE LAT­EST HARSH ACT IN A LONG LINE OF MOVIE LEG­IS­LA­TION

Empire (UK) - - CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR SPECIAL - NICK DE SEMLYEN

THX 1138 (1971)

THE LAW Sex is a crime, and mind-al­ter­ing drugs are manda­tory. THE PUN­ISH­MENT Of­fend­ers are chased by po­lice ro­bots with scary chrome faces, and “mind­locked”.

Logan’s Run (1976)

THE LAW At the age of 30, you die. THE PUN­ISH­MENT Death, via the rit­ual of “Car­rouseul”. Es­sen­tially you’re va­por­ised in a cross be­tween the Coli­seum and a gi­ant salad-spin­ner.

Foot­loose (1984)

THE LAW No danc­ing! No rock mu­sic! No foot­loos­ing! THE PUN­ISH­MENT Con­fis­ca­tion of your Sun­day shoes.

De­mo­li­tion Man (1993)

THE LAW The Ver­bal Moral­ity Statute, ban­ning the pub­lic from us­ing un­whole­some lan­guage. THE PUN­ISH­MENT Fines, dis­pensed via tick­ets that dou­ble as toi­let pa­per, which is use­ful.

Equi­lib­rium (2002)

THE LAW Emo­tions are banned. Hence read­ing po­etry, gaw­ping at art or lis­ten­ing to mu­sic makes you a ‘Sense Of­fender’. THE PUN­ISH­MENT A Gram­ma­ton Cleric will gun kata you to death.

The Purge (2013)

THE LAW Us­ing the ‘28th amend­ment’, the US govern­ment have le­galised all crime for 24 hours a year. THE PUN­ISH­MENT You can’t break this law, but can be killed by it.

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