We all have it coming, kid
- May 9, 2010
Isn't The Running Man an homage to Robert Sheckley's The Prize Of Peril?
I suppose that's the nice way to put it.
It's a bit on-the-nose for an homage, to my way of thinking, but then again, my way of thinking isn't particularly important in this regard. The great man himself (before his passing) accepted Mr. King's "subconscious reverence" explanation (or however he put it), so who are we to question?
And so what if "Breakers" are unnervingly reminiscent of The Mind Slaves of Trantori?