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Believe it or not, I'd never actually seen Soylent Green before tonight, though of course it's the sort of movie that you've always already seen just from hearing about it and seeing it parodied. What I never realized is that it was that way for the original viewers, too: the trailer gives away the entire plot, including the infamous twist ending.
I also have to admit, speaking as a vegetarian, that eating people doesn't seem all that much grosser to me than eating animals. And of course Soylent Green is made of people; what else is there to eat?