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The futuristic worlds we'd actually love to live in #Downsizing


Sometimes, the best things do come in small packages, and the futuristic, miniature world of upcoming Matt Damon movie Downsizing, actually looks like a pretty great place to live!

Nebraska director Alexander Payne's new movie takes place in a remarkable world where people can reap the benefits of miniaturising themselves, Damon starring alongside Kristen Wiig and Christoph Waltz.

So ahead of the film's UK release on 19th January 2018 we've listed some other futuristic worlds that we'd love to live in...

Los Angeles, 2019 (Blade Runner)

With its glaring neon, constant rain and almost perma-gloom, the futuristic vision of Los Angeles from the original Blade Runner movie might not seem like the most idyllic place to live, but there is no denying how beautiful it looks and how damn cool it seems.

The futuristic flying cars would be perfect for speeding through the traffic jams, and with cops like Deckard (Harrison Ford) keeping things in check, how could you go wrong? Technically, the futuristic vision is now only 2 years away, but we wouldn't recommend buying a surplus of waterproof gear just yet as we're still a long way away from replicants and flying vehicles.

Hill Valley (Back to the Future Part II)

And speaking of flying cars, that brings us nicely to the fictional town of Hill Valley, as depicted in various eras in the Back to the Future movies.

Whilst technically now in the past, the Hill Valley of 2015 is one that we've been dying to move to ever since the second movie's release in 1989. From the Holomax Theatre (showing Jaws 19* of course), to the "retro 80s" bar, there'd be no shortage of things to do.

Plus, the technology looks incredible, and sadly we're still waiting for some of them. Whether it is re-hydrated pizzas, self-tying shoes, and of course the famous hover boards, Hill Valley looks like an incredible place to live.

(*Not a real film, sadly!)

Panem (The Hunger Games)

Now bear with us on this one. Life in the districts and competing in the brutal annual "Hunger Games" is in no way appealing, but in The Capitol of Panem, things are very different, and despite the questionable politics, it does look like a great place to settle down.

With its technological advancements and wonderfully extravagant colours, you'd be rubbing shoulders with all the richest and most powerful people, enjoying a life of luxury and excess. There'd be no shortage of fabulous food and fashion to enjoy, and there's no denying it is beautiful to look at as well.

Tron City (Tron)

Whilst not technically a real place, there is no denying that Tron City is one of the most eye-catching futuristic places ever seen on film, and one that we'd absolutely love to be real.

Existing only in cyberspace and created on a computer, Tron City is a labyrinth of lines and bright colours. Like any normal city however, it has buildings, streets, clubs, and of course the famous Games Arena. Whether as a participant or a spectator, the disc games would be a great source of entertainment; sign us up for one of those light-cycles as well.

Bespin Cloud City (The Empire Strikes Back)

In a galaxy far, far away, there is no shortage of awesome places and planets, but easily the best is Cloud City. Home of the debonair Lando Calrissian, the city in the clouds looks simply amazing; just imagine the views.

Encompassing a fancy luxury resort, plus hotels and casinos, Cloud City sounds the perfect place to take a holiday. One way ticket to Bespin, please.

The Axiom (Wall-E)

Whilst not exactly a place, the spaceship in Disney Pixar's Wall-E has the majority of Earth's inhabitants on board so it is a dwelling of sorts...and it is in space.

If the world is doomed to self-destruct, we want to be first in line to get on board the Axiom. With its awesome technology and seemingly never-ending supply of food and entertainment, all from the comfort of a chair, we can certainly think of worse places to live.

With Downsizing released on 19th January 2018 check out the trailer and tweet us your favourite futuristic worlds @Cineworld.

Sarah Buddery is a writer who blogs for Cineworld as part of our news team.

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