Artistic depictions of our future can be bleak. Stories of dystopia are so commonplace that we are now accustomed to images of our collective descent into a totalitarian society with limited natural resources. Seeing yet another film that depicts humanity as a wasteland has become familiar. HARDWARE (1990) takes place in a future version of the earth where the government has removed the citizen’s right to procreation as the cities are overcrowded. However, there are greater things to fear in the film.