MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,045 this week

Brave New World (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  19 April 1998 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 1,316 users  
Reviews: 52 user | 4 critic

In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives and/or destiny.

Writers:

(book), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 17 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 19 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 203 titles
created 22 Apr 2012
 
a list of 3202 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Brave New World" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brave New World (TV Movie 1998)

Brave New World (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Brave New World.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Alien Nation: Body and Soul (TV Movie 1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sikes and Francisco are called in to a case when a mysterious young girl, who looks part Newcomer, part human, appears. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Escape from Mars (TV Movie 1999)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Five astronauts make the first manned trip to Mars, in the second decade of the 21st century. They must battle and overcome inferior computer components, corporate greed and indifference, ... See full summary »

Director: Neill Fearnley
Stars: Christine Elise, Peter Outerbridge, Allison Hossack
TekWar (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A television movie based on the futurist story by William Shatner.

Director: William Shatner
Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, Torri Higginson
V (TV Movie 1983)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Faye Grant
TekWar: TekLab (TV Movie 1994)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The actual sword of Excalibur has been stolen in London, and futuristic detectives Jake Cardigan and Sid Gomez are assigned to track it down and to find out who is trying to block the ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Bond
Stars: Greg Evigan, Eugene Clark, William Shatner
Super 8 (2011)
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams
Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Harrison Bergeron (TV Movie 1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a distant future, egalitarianism has created a truly equal state. The cost? The sacrifice of everything great about humankind. The question: is peace worth the price?

Director: Bruce Pittman
Stars: Sean Astin, Miranda de Pencier, Eugene Levy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
John Cooper
...
Lenina Crowne
...
Linda
Patrick J. Dancy ...
Henry Foster
Steven Flynn ...
James
...
Fanny (as Wendy Benson)
...
Beta Clerk
...
Ingram
...
...
Delta Coffee Server
...
Gabriel
Nicholas Belgrave ...
Alpha Student Boy #1 (as Nick Belgrave)
...
Alpha Student Girl #1
Edit

Storyline

In a futuristic totalitarian society, people have no control of their lives and/or destiny.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brave New World  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Brave New World (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A distorted version of the novel
26 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Brave new world is one of the most inspiring and prescient novels of the 20th century (it was first published in 1932). In the future it portrays, humanity has achieved its final goal: happiness, understood as the ability of each person to satisfy his/her impulses almost immediately. Achieving this goal means leaving science, religion, and most of our culture in the way. In this perfect world people have all the sex and TV they want, hyperconsumption is a social virtue, and books are denigrated because they promote individualism. Sounds familiar?

The novel is dark and pessimistic and the characters' personality is flat because they are supposed to be that way. The only exception in the novel, the savage, is well portrayed in the movie but the rest of the characters appear too normal (too present-day) in the movie. This is especially true in the case of Lenina, the central female character who is supposed to be typical of her time (no brains, just fun, thank you) in the novel while in the movie has a more complex personality. This change ends up altering the plot and was probably caused by that big stupidity of our times, political correctness.

This adaptation of the novel for TV mass consumption also includes several other changes such as an assassination plot (unthinkable in the original) and the inclusion of a happy ending, which completely distort the message. Maybe, the novel was right: all that matters is having a lot of sex and violence on TV but we should avoid "intellectual" narratives that make people think and, therefore, "unhappy".

1/10.


28 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
1984 vs. Brave New World Noruh
Films influenced by Brave New World katabeth
Commercial Availability Updates Mandemus
Umh, I Liked It, Anyone Else? MightyMarge
Huxley and LSD MovieMan0283
Too different from the book ShiningSeal
Discuss Brave New World (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?