I'm trying to create a full list of the subgenres. Cyberpunk can best be defined as high tech meets low…
The hottest data on earth. In the coolest head in town.
The year is 2021, and half of the Earth's population is suffering from the disease known as Nerve Attenuation Syndrome (NAS). Johnny, a mnemonic data courier, is hired to carry 320 gigabytes of crucial information to safety from the Pharmacom corporation. Pursued by Yakuza agents and a crazed cyborg, Johnny must deliver the data or die in twenty-four hours.
Film #6 of the February Movie Challenge : Keanu Reeves or Bust!
Interesting premise that wasn't properly fleshed out and was poorly executed on film! Fabulous cast (Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Takeshi Kitano, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Udo Kier) that are either misused or severely underused!
90's cheesy sci-fi goodness complete with cringe-worthy dialogue, wily and wacky gangsters known as the Yakuza's! A souped up dolphin, a Jesus Freak Cyborg and a Cyber Ghost! Fast paced and anything but straight-laced!
Nothing to write home about but it will get you through the night in a pinch!
Wow this movie is almost 20 freaking years old. I guess it had been about 18 years since I saw this movie. So how was it on a second viewing? I must admit it was better than I thought it was...but that is not saying much as I really really disliked it the first time.
In this one Keanu Reeves plays a data courier in the near future. He is carrying a data package inside his head that he must deliver before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. Also after Keanu is Dolph Lundgren. Dolph plays a preacher that is more robot than man...it least that is what they say (no special effects that show…
"Johnny Mnemonic" is a perfectly capable science fiction film. The story of cyber couriers who store and deliver sensitive information by having it saved in their brains, the film delivers interesting ideas but never does anything too interesting with them. Robert Longo's film is sturdy, but it finds itself watered down with too many token action beats.
A pre-"Matrix" Keanu Reeves stars as the courier who has 24 hours to deliver crucial information while being chased by all manner of sci-fi bad guys. It is a compelling premise, but the narrative drifts into typical action mode, bypassing the opportunity to revel in some inspired strangeness thanks to characters played by Henry Rollins, Dolph Lundgren, and Ice-T.
The production is competent,…
Concept: interesting. Story: pretty shitty and all over the place. Overally very underwhelming. Yet.... There's just something about 90s b-movie cyberpunk thrillers that just can't seem to make me stop watching. You gotta hand it, films like these are one of a kind. They just don't make em like this anymore.... I guess that's why I still kinda like it.
Best watched as a double-bill with 2002's Rollerball.
Film #25 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4 Challenge"
Item #16: A Cyberpunk film
This was so bad, but oh so good. Another movie I can't believe took me this long to watch. I knew from the start I was in for a treat, when we see a stylistically bland opening text scroll followed by an animated look inside THE INTERNET - 2021. Every single line of dialogue is said through a mouthful of ham. I mean seriously, Keanu can't even say something so simple as "What are you doing" without over-emoting like he's the 90s Shatner. And I'm completely not surprised that Dolph Lundren quit acting for 15 years after this.
It's a cyberpunk trip through the Internet with Keanu Reeves as he portrays Johnny Mnemonic, a hard-drive installed brain courier guy who has to deliver the cure for Chronic Internetitis Addiction to a group of resistance fighters trying to free our minds from evil corporate influence.....or something?
The primary problem with this film is that it makes no a lick of sense. Johnny's motivations are contradictory to his actions. The "bad guys" do things to stop Johnny from making his delivers when it seems that they are the only people that would want to hire him in the first place. Everyone seems to be just doing things to do things. Really if everyone just lets Johnny deliver his digital goods,…
When Johnny accepts a highly paid courier job to transport some information, he soon discovers that what he holds in his brain could change the world.
Cyberpunk SF movie that is very loosely based on a short story by William Gibson. The plot is quite well written and does have some interesting ideas, but is a pale imitation when compared to the original story even though it was adapted by the author himself. The production values do look very dated by today's standards, and the dystopian setting tries to emulate Blade Runner at times and fails spectacularly. The cast all play their roles with varying degrees of success, Udo Kier is perfectly sinister as always and Keanu Reeves is as…
If Virtuosity and Escape from LA made a movie baby, Johnny Mnemonic would be that stupid baby's name.
Mid 90's "tech" movies like this are proof that Hollywood thought computers and cyberspace were approaching wizard-like levels of magical powers. There isn't much good to say about this film. It's not fun. It's not "so bad, it's good". It's not much of anything besides cheap looking and boring.
Ugh... I'm really at a loss here. I guess it's an interesting time capsule-type of film?
Anyway, I have no idea how or why Keanu Reeves was willing to take a chance on a script like The Matrix which tangentially treads on some similar subject matters as Johnny Mnemonic but only 4 years later he gave the genre another shot and we should all be grateful. This decision confirms what I have known all along. Keanu Reeves is a goddamned saint and Hollywood doesn't deserve him.
Keanu hacks the internet with a cybernetic dolphin. That's not a review, I just thought you should know that.
Someone managed to make a movie featuring a cyber dolphin, Dolph Lundgren playing Jesus and all sorts of dismemberments boring.
Viva la 1995 hacker cinema.
"The dolphin can take you into the data." Med hackardelfiner, faxar och torn med CRT-skärmar är det svårt att vara mer 90-tal i sin vision av framtiden.
Literally the only thing I disliked about this movie was Henry Rollins, he's god awful.
If you owned your very own movie theater and got to program the films it exhibited as you desired, what…
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.