Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD

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A film charting the story of how the multi-award winning comic 2000AD came to be, how it has survived for 37 years, and how it continues to be an innovator and game-changer in both comics and the wider cultural world beyond. The publication was violent, edgy, anti-authoritarian and blackly funny and introduced seminal creators such as Alan Moore (Watchmen) and Grant Morrison (Arkham Asylum) to the comics world.


Critic Reviews for Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (2)

  • While the 2000AD British "brotherhood" put staid American efforts such as Superman in the shade, this film is mostly a series of middle-aged talking heads nostalgically discussing a past that we barely glimpse.

    Dec 3, 2015 | Rating: 2/5

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Everything from the post-apocalyptic ballyhoo of Mad Max: Fury Road to the Fallout video game series owe its gleefully violent tone a debt. But 2000AD did it originally with bold, brutal style.

    Dec 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Henry Barnes

    Top Critic
  • There are only so many times you can be told how unbelievably great something is without starting to hate it a little bit.

    Dec 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Told with humorous candour by it's creators, this thrill-powered documentary blasts through the groundbreaking history of seminal British sci-fi comic 2000AD

    Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • For both beginners and long-time aficionados, Future Shock! is a serviceable account of 2000AD's influence -- and how it altered the future of modern comics.

    Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • For those with even a passing interest in comic books this is perhaps the best documentary of its kind.

    Dec 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD

  • Apr 06, 2016
    Worth watching but it does get a bit arrogant.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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