History Film / JohnnyMnemonic

13th May '18 7:28:25 PM SeanMurrayI
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** In real life, Goldman-Sachs has apparently come to the same conclusion as [=PharmaKom=], saying that cures to disease [[http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/goldman-sachs-says-curing-diseases-may-not-be-economically-valid/ might not be economically viable]].
13th May '18 5:27:28 PM zarpaulus
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** In real life, Goldman-Sachs has apparently come to the same conclusion as [=PharmaKom=], saying that cures to disease [[http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/goldman-sachs-says-curing-diseases-may-not-be-economically-valid/ might not be economically viable]].
13th May '18 10:39:49 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially when the medicine is needed on a regular, never-ending cycle.[[note]]A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double''.[[/note]] This business strategy would likely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic. Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these circumstances, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially when the medicine is needed on a regular, never-ending cycle.[[note]]A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double''.[[/note]] This business strategy would likely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic.pandemic (and do even more damage to entire economies when both the size of workforces and the numbers of consumers in other business sectors diminish drastically). Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these circumstances, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]
9th May '18 8:51:40 AM SeanMurrayI
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Although this trope is intended to be a central part of the film's plot, it is never properly utilized to escalate tension or generate any increasing sense of urgency as the story approaches its climax. Johnny is supposed to be facing a 24-hour deadline to remove all the computer data from his head, or else it will kill him. However, nothing is ever done to inform the viewer of how much time is remaining for Johnny to complete his task as the story progresses. Whenever anybody (or anything) hints at an exact deadline, the full 24 hours is always stated no matter how much time may have actually passed, and after the Street Preacher is introduced roughly halfway through the movie, a specific timeframe is never brought up again. (See Also: MagicCountdown)

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Although this trope is intended to be a central part of the film's plot, it is never properly utilized to escalate tension or generate any increasing sense of urgency as the story approaches its climax. Johnny is supposed to be facing a 24-hour deadline to remove all the computer data from his head, or else it will kill him. However, nothing is ever done to inform the viewer of how much time is remaining for Johnny to complete his task as the story progresses. plays out. Whenever anybody (or anything) hints at an exact refers to a specific deadline, the full 24 hours is always stated restated no matter how much time may have (or ''should'' have) actually passed, and after the Street Preacher is introduced roughly halfway through the movie, a specific given timeframe is never brought up again. (See Also: MagicCountdown)
9th May '18 8:23:02 AM SeanMurrayI
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* CrazyPrepared: As it appears, long before Jane is first seen arriving at Ralfi's club with Spider and inadvertently chances upon Johnny, she had already left personal weapons in the care of the club's bartender, as well as stashed more weapons in a heap of garbage in a back alleyway behind the same location, just in case a situation where she could use them were to suddenly arise out of nowhere.

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* CrazyPrepared: As it appears, long before Jane is first seen arriving at Ralfi's club with Spider and inadvertently chances upon Johnny, an unconscious Johnny being carried into a back room, she had already left personal weapons in the care of the club's bartender, as well as stashed more weapons in a heap of garbage in a back alleyway behind the same location, just in case a situation where she could use them were to suddenly arise out of nowhere.
9th May '18 8:20:36 AM SeanMurrayI
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** J-Bone lending support to Johnny in his escape from Ralfi's nightclub after having already made clear to Johnny earlier that he "don't owe [him] shit," is given partial explanation by Jane (whose own involvement with rescuing Johnny is already thanks to coincidental circumstances) explaining that she very conveniently just so happens to be "old friends" with the [=LoTeks=] that they bumped into and could request such a favor on the spot. However, there's nothing to explain how [[PlotHole J-Bone and his underlings knew their numbers would be useful at Ralfi's nightclub when nobody ever told them ahead of time that the Yakuza would be up to no good over there]], unless their presence here happens to be yet ''another'' extraordinary coincidence.

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** J-Bone lending support to Johnny in his escape from Ralfi's nightclub nightclub, after having already made clear to Johnny earlier that he "don't asserted to Johnny, "We're even... I don't owe [him] you shit," is given partial explanation by Jane (whose own involvement with rescuing Johnny is already thanks to coincidental circumstances) sheer happenstance) explaining that she very conveniently just so happens to be "old friends" with the [=LoTeks=] that they bumped into and could request such a favor on the spot. However, there's nothing to explain how [[PlotHole J-Bone and his underlings knew that their numbers would be useful at Ralfi's nightclub when nobody ever told them ahead of time that the Yakuza would be up to no good over there]], unless their mere presence here happens to be yet ''another'' extraordinary coincidence.
9th May '18 8:08:52 AM SeanMurrayI
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* CassetteFuturism: Future fashions and aesthetics in the year 2021 are based on 1980s and early 1990s fashions (especially the bright colors and heavy makeup on characters in Ralfi's club). Fax machines (even [=VCRs=]) still play a very crucial role in transferring digital information, and the appearance of the future Internet is based on conceptual designs of cyberspace and virtual reality, as popularized by William Gibson's ''Neuromancer''.

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* CassetteFuturism: Future fashions and aesthetics in In the movie's depiction of the year 2021 are based on 1980s and early 1990s fashions (especially 2021, commonplace technology from the bright colors and heavy makeup on characters in Ralfi's club). Fax end of the last century, including fax machines (even [=VCRs=]) still play and even [=VCRs=], plays a very crucial role in transferring and storing digital information, and the appearance of the future Internet is based on conceptual designs of cyberspace and virtual reality, as popularized by William Gibson's ''Neuromancer''.information.
1st May '18 8:48:15 AM SeanMurrayI
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* InformedAttribute: Jane is supposedly wired to the gills with cybernetic enhancements, but we never see her do anything superhuman or above ordinary with them. Most egregious of all, when the two bumbling Lo-Teks [[CarFu drop a car]] on top of Johnny and Jane, Jane--who is supposed to have SuperReflexes--doesn't take any notice of this, and ''Johnny'' is the one needing to react quickly enough to push Jane out of the way for her own safety.

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* InformedAttribute: Jane is supposedly wired to the gills with cybernetic enhancements, but we never see her do anything superhuman or above ordinary with them. Most egregious of all, when the two bumbling Lo-Teks [[CarFu drop a car]] on top of Johnny and Jane, Jane--who is supposed to have SuperReflexes--doesn't take any notice of this, boasts about having SuperReflexes early in the movie--never even notices this happening, and ''Johnny'' is the one needing to react quickly enough to push Jane ''Jane'' out of the way for her own safety.
20th Mar '18 11:57:47 AM SeanMurrayI
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** In the American re-cut, J-Bone is seen filling this role when observing Johnny "hack his own brain" from a private monitor and throws out nuggets of exposition to the audience so they can keep track with what's going on ("He's doubling himself", et. al.).

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** In the American re-cut, J-Bone is seen filling this role when observing Johnny "hack his own brain" from a private monitor and throws out nuggets of exposition to the audience so they can keep track with better understand what's going on ("He's doubling himself", et. al.).
20th Mar '18 11:41:20 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially if the medicine needed on a regular, never-ending cycle.[[note]]A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double''.[[/note]] This business strategy would likely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic. Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these circumstances, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that has infected half of the entire world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost as much as "two grand per clinical unit" or more, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially if when the medicine is needed on a regular, never-ending cycle.[[note]]A typical medication taken once-or-twice-daily at these set prices would cost in excess of $730,000-per-year or ''double''.[[/note]] This business strategy would likely yield diminishing returns for a company very quickly, as the vast majority of sick people living on low and middle-class incomes would struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and would be left to gradually die off amidst the global pandemic. Even if someone ''could'' be wealthy or privileged enough to receive the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, this is still shown to not be enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, in spite of her father's ranking administrative status with the company. In these circumstances, the working cure which [=PharmaKom=] aims to suppress could plausibly be an even more profitable product because it could be made cheaper and more affordable to a significantly larger consumer base (especially if the sick would only require a much more finite dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially when such a desired product is depicted as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help a global population remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]
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