Neat, clean, working appliances, plenty of space, no damage on the walls -- clearly able to get paint and repairs done without much problem. Futuristic ultra-crime aside, how many of you haven't at some point lived in a place worse than this? In Elysium, Matt Damon's character is living in the shattered post-apocalypse of 2154, and has a low-level, manual labor job in a robot factory. Here's his house:
"The washer is busted so I have to clean my work shirts on my abs."
I mean, it's not great, but I've definitely had worse kitchens than that. I think my favorite has to be Zion from The Matrix. Humanity has literally been driven underground by killbots. Here's their dining room:
I mean, I realize everything is filthy, but it seems like a pretty good scrubbing would turn this into the kind of place that would rent for $3,000 a month in New York. Or, you know, if you just left it looking exactly like that.
Look, I get it -- in the world of TV and movies, everything is cooler, prettier, and sexier than real life. The nerds are hotter than your high school's prom king, the "plain" girls are played by models, and the "fat" guys are thinner than most people in line at a Walmart. So, as we've previously mentioned, the poor girl from the "wrong side of the tracks" in Pretty in Pink would have been considered rich where I grew up -- she lives in a spacious, two-story home in the suburbs with a manicured lawn. She got her own working car at age 16: