A sluggishly directed look at life and death in the 21st century, SOYLENT GREEN is set in a Big Apple that is rotten to the core. Smog is everywhere, humidity is constantly oppressive, space is at a premium, and the population explosion has crammed more than 40 million people in greater
New York, many of whom live on the streets, in subways, in abandoned vehicles, or in burnt-out buildings. Because real food costs so much that no one can afford it, the government provides the people with a synthetic substitute, supposedly made from plankton. Said to have all the vitamins and
nutrients needed to maintain life, this pseudo-food is manufactured by a huge conglomerate ...