History Film / JohnnyMnemonic

15th Jun '17 12:17:33 PM SeanMurrayI
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** A huge moron in the [=LoTeks=] faction, whose first key decision is to drop an exploding car on a friend's van as a "joke" (and still somehow managing to trip and fall on top of the drop switch after making his intentions clear), is later able to take out a single {{Mook|s}} with ''another'' exploding car while collapsing dead over the same switch.

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** A huge moron in the [=LoTeks=] faction, whose first key decision is to drop an exploding car on a friend's van as a "joke" (and (who still somehow managing manages to "accidentally" trip and fall on top of the drop switch after making his intentions clear), is later able to take out a single {{Mook|s}} with ''another'' exploding car while collapsing dead over the same switch.
15th Jun '17 12:01:17 PM SeanMurrayI
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* FallenStatesOfAmerica: All signs in the future setting point to the United States being a crumbled superpower--most likely the aftermath of [[NoodleIncident a vague, unspecified "war"]] alluded to by Jane--while Asian countries have emerged as the world's most dominant economic and technological powers. Of what we're explicitly shown in the movie, Newark, New Jersey is now considered a "Free City" where sovereign control is mostly in the hands of [[MegaCorp MegaCorps]] and organized crime while frequently getting into confrontations with growing uprisings amongst everyone else still living in total squalor in the junk piles and remains of the "old world". A recognized, if still-functioning, United States government is never mentioned or suggested at any point in the movie.

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* FallenStatesOfAmerica: All signs in the future setting point to the United States being a crumbled superpower--most likely the aftermath of [[NoodleIncident a vague, unspecified "war"]] alluded to by Jane--while Asian countries have emerged as the world's most dominant economic and technological powers. Of what we're explicitly shown in the movie, Newark, New Jersey is now considered a "Free City" where sovereign control is mostly in the hands of [[MegaCorp MegaCorps]] and organized crime crime, while frequently getting into confrontations with growing uprisings amongst everyone else still living in total squalor in the junk piles and remains of the "old world".world" more regularly spark confrontations and growing uprisings against their status quo. A recognized, if still-functioning, United States government is never mentioned or suggested at any point in the movie.
15th Jun '17 11:24:06 AM SeanMurrayI
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** Specific to the Japanese cut of the movie is a scene where Johnny acquires his "memory doubler" before heading up to the hotel room to meet with his latest clients. The scene clearly establishes that Johnny was expecting to receive much larger "upgrade" device and is disappointed that the best thing he can get a hold of is the doubler, which Johnny says in his own words is "not even close" to what he would require for the job he signed on for. However, Johnny's entrance in the hotel room still plays out with the character asking his clients how much data they are uploading and suddenly being surprised to learn it would greatly exceed his storage capacity.

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** Specific to the Japanese cut of the movie is a scene where Johnny acquires his "memory doubler" before heading up to the hotel room to meet with his latest clients. The scene clearly establishes that Johnny was expecting to receive much larger "upgrade" device and is disappointed not satisfied that the best thing he can get a hold of is the doubler, which Johnny says in his own words is "not even close" to what he would require for the job he signed on for. However, Johnny's entrance in the hotel room still plays out with the character asking his clients how much data they are uploading have to upload and suddenly being surprised to learn it would greatly exceed his storage capacity.
13th Jun '17 3:05:27 PM SeanMurrayI
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** After blacking out momentarily in a subway tunnel, the filmmakers establish that Johnny's life-threatening condition from carrying too much computer data in his head is worsening and his brain is deteriorating, and one shot shot of Johnny's hands and fingers cramped up and twisted after the blackout further suggests damaged motor functions. However, in the cyberspace setpiece which subsequently follows this, Johnny is clearly observed making several complex actions and commands using his hands with great dexterity, quickness, and precision.

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** After blacking out momentarily in a subway tunnel, the filmmakers establish that Johnny's life-threatening condition from carrying too much computer data in his head is worsening and his brain is deteriorating, and one shot camera shot of Johnny's hands and fingers cramped up and twisted after the blackout further suggests damaged motor functions. However, in the cyberspace setpiece scene which subsequently follows this, Johnny is clearly observed making several complex actions and commands using his hands with great dexterity, quickness, and precision.
12th Jun '17 2:26:29 PM SeanMurrayI
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* DutchAngle: Several shots throughout the movie are framed like this. One such tilted camera shot, in particular, that gets a lot of notice involves Johnny and Jane running through a cloud of smoke emanating from a sewer grate as they make their getaway from Ralfi's club, in which Johnny can be seen [[{{Continuity}} holding a gun he had just thrown away in the previous shot]].

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* DutchAngle: Several shots throughout the movie are framed like this. One such tilted camera shot, in particular, shot that gets a lot of notice notice, in particular, involves Johnny and Jane running through a cloud of smoke emanating from a sewer grate as they make their getaway from Ralfi's club, in which while Johnny can be clearly seen [[{{Continuity}} still holding a gun he had just thrown chucked away in the previous shot]].
18th May '17 10:50:36 AM SeanMurrayI
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* {{Courier}}: Johnny works as a "mnemonic courier" who is routinely tasked with transporting digital information between contracting parties.
18th May '17 6:50:53 AM SeanMurrayI
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* NeonSignHideout: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}, in addition to being a completely unintentional occurrence. Everything about the [=LoTeks'=] (who are the ''good'' guys) main base calls so much obvious attention to itself; it's located at a major, very noticeable local landmark (a suspension bridge); they run lights and electricity which makes their own living quarters on the bridge's underside stand out for ''miles'' beneath the perpetually nighttime sky, and their main line of defense is to very unsubtly drop exploding cars directly underneath their location. But despite the massive attention all of this should bring to their hideout, it somehow remains a complete secret from their enemies [[spoiler: until Johnny simply tells them where it is]].

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* NeonSignHideout: {{Zigzagged|Trope}}, in addition to being a completely unintentional occurrence. Everything about the [=LoTeks'=] (who are the ''good'' guys) main base calls so much obvious attention to itself; it's itself. It's located at a major, very noticeable local landmark (a suspension bridge); they run lights and electricity which makes their own living quarters on the bridge's underside stand out visible for ''miles'' beneath the perpetually nighttime sky, and their main line of defense is to very unsubtly drop exploding cars directly underneath their location. But despite the massive massive, obvious attention all of this should bring call to their hideout, it somehow remains a complete secret from their enemies [[spoiler: until Johnny simply tells them where it is]].
15th May '17 2:28:46 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MythologyGag: The bartender seen with the electronic prosthetic arm is a reference to Ratz, a bartender introduced early in Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''.
15th May '17 12:59:48 PM SeanMurrayI
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Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. His brain can carry nearly 80 gigabytes worth of digital data, or 160 gigabytes if he uses a "doubler". Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but a MegaCorp sends assassins out after him to supress said data.

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Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. His brain can carry nearly 80 gigabytes worth of digital data, or 160 gigabytes if he uses a "doubler". Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but a MegaCorp sends assassins out after him to supress suppress said data.
15th May '17 12:59:39 PM SeanMurrayI
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Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. His brain can carry nearly 80 gigabytes worth of digital data, or 160 gigabytes if he uses a "doubler". Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but the company sends assassins out after him to protect said data.

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Johnny (Reeves) is a "mnemonic courier" (data trafficker) who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. His brain can carry nearly 80 gigabytes worth of digital data, or 160 gigabytes if he uses a "doubler". Johnny uses this implant to deliver such data between contracting parties. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's storage capacity (and will kill him if the data isn't removed in 24 hours), but also proves to contain information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. Johnny must deliver the data before it kills him, but the company a MegaCorp sends assassins out after him to protect supress said data.
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