Movies that were wrong about the future

These films inaccurately predicted the future

Akira (1988)

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Based on Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga of the same name, Akira predicted that World War III would start in 1988, and Tokyo would be an overpopulated hellscape characterized by filthy streets, seedy bars, and motorcycle gangs by the year 2019. In the film, a secret military project turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath, endangering the entire capital city of Japan.

Luckily, World War III didn’t break out and ravaged the real world as envisioned in the animated classic. There have also been no reports of any underground organization in Japan that experiments on superpowered kids.

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