But there's an important idea here: Yes We Can. We have the numbers, if we vote, to unseat those responsible for the status quo; responsible for -- in the era of the movie -- the city that is falling down and failing its citizenry.
On the contrary, this is a visceral, action-packed thriller, and there's a real uplifting, inspiring side to the picture too.
Like Cyrus, the Warriors (and by extension the audience itself) must have the vision to imagine what a better world could look like...and pursue that vision no matter the cost. For Swan and Mercy, perhaps, finding each other is the first step towards that unseen Utopia.
In part (personally speaking), this is what the exploration of cinema is for...for finding and excavating such moments.