Mr. Adventure wrote:
Illustrated Man was very odd, I couldn't get to into that one. My favorite part was that crazy future apartment. It seemed almost like what you'd think someone who wasn't into science fiction would come up with if forced to do so.
It seemed to have the same underlying philosophy as Krypton's design in Superman: The Movie
: a futuristic world as a completely white, sterile, cold environment with no traces of color or comfort, symbolizing a future where technology had wiped out anything natural or imperfect, any trace of individuality or passion. I think George Lucas's THX-1138
had a similar design philosophy.
Weirdly, the framing sequence was more interesting than the stories.
Only in the sense that the stories' execution was even duller than the frame sequence. I wouldn't say I enjoyed any of it. (Although Claire Bloom was rather striking back then.)