History Film / JohnnyMnemonic

30th Jan '17 3:08:27 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MysteriousPast: Johnny's backstory before he wiped his long-term memories and began working as a courier is vague and largely undefined. It is suggested at the end, after [[spoiler: he regains his childhood memories]], that [[spoiler: his mother was the woman who became the VirtualGhost on [=PharmaKom's=] computer mainframe]], but this still leaves many details about Johnny's past, as well as how or why he ever decided to give up these memories and become a data courier, unexplained.

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* MysteriousPast: Johnny's backstory before he wiped his long-term memories and began working as a courier is vague and largely undefined. It is suggested at the end, after [[spoiler: he regains his childhood memories]], that [[spoiler: his mother was the woman who became the VirtualGhost on [=PharmaKom's=] computer mainframe]], but this still leaves many details about Johnny's past, as well as how ''how'' or why even ''why' he ever decided to give up these erase his memories and become a data courier, embark on his chosen career path, unexplained.
30th Jan '17 3:03:35 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MysteriousPast: Johnny's backstory before he wiped his long-term memories and began working as a courier is vague and largely undefined. It is suggested at the end, after [[spoiler: he regains his childhood memories]], that [[spoiler: his mother was the woman who became the VirtualGhost on [=PharmaKom's=] computer mainframe]], but this still leaves a lot about Johnny's past and how/why he even became a data courier in the first place unexplained.

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* MysteriousPast: Johnny's backstory before he wiped his long-term memories and began working as a courier is vague and largely undefined. It is suggested at the end, after [[spoiler: he regains his childhood memories]], that [[spoiler: his mother was the woman who became the VirtualGhost on [=PharmaKom's=] computer mainframe]], but this still leaves a lot many details about Johnny's past past, as well as how or why he ever decided to give up these memories and how/why he even became become a data courier in the first place courier, unexplained.
30th Jan '17 2:39:23 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtImitatesArt: [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bgE_1qGfYA8/maxresdefault.jpg Johnny's exaggerated movements and flailing arms]] during his over-the-top character monologue (as well as during his occasional seizures) echo the various [[http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/longo-00.jpg charcoal sketches]] of [[https://soongsup.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/robert_longo23.jpg sharply dressed men in motion]], made and popularized by the movie's director, Robert Longo, in the 1980's.

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* ArtImitatesArt: [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bgE_1qGfYA8/maxresdefault.jpg Johnny's exaggerated movements and flailing arms]] during his over-the-top character monologue (as well as during his occasional seizures) echo are reminiscent of the various [[http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/longo-00.jpg charcoal sketches]] of [[https://soongsup.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/robert_longo23.jpg sharply dressed men in motion]], made and popularized by the movie's director, Robert Longo, in the 1980's.
30th Jan '17 2:33:42 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtImitatesArt: [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bgE_1qGfYA8/maxresdefault.jpg Johnny's wild movements and flailing arms]] during his over-the-top character monologue echo the various [[http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/longo-00.jpg charcoal sketches]] of [[https://soongsup.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/robert_longo23.jpg sharply dressed men in motion]], made and popularized by the movie's director, Robert Longo, in the 1980's.

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* ArtImitatesArt: [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/bgE_1qGfYA8/maxresdefault.jpg Johnny's wild exaggerated movements and flailing arms]] during his over-the-top character monologue (as well as during his occasional seizures) echo the various [[http://socks-studio.com/img/blog/longo-00.jpg charcoal sketches]] of [[https://soongsup.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/robert_longo23.jpg sharply dressed men in motion]], made and popularized by the movie's director, Robert Longo, in the 1980's.
9th Jan '17 3:30:59 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ConvulsiveSeizures:
** A periodic, if infrequent, symptom of "synaptic seepage" from Johnny's neural implant.
** A more common symptom of NAS when carriers don't get necessary treatment for the disease.
9th Jan '17 3:20:19 PM SeanMurrayI
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** After waking up in the subway tunnel, the filmmakers establish that Johnny's life-threatening condition from carrying too much computer data in his head is worsening, as we see a shot of Johnny's hands and fingers cramped up and twisted. 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 waking up blacking out momentarily in the a subway tunnel, the filmmakers establish that Johnny's life-threatening condition from carrying too much computer data in his head is worsening, as we see a worsening and his brain is deteriorating, and one shot shot of Johnny's hands and fingers cramped up and twisted.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.
1st Jan '17 12:21:12 PM SeanMurrayI
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* TheWorfEffect: During the film's climax, Jane and [[InformedAttribute her outstanding cybernetic enhancements that supposedly make her a very great, more-than-capable fighter]] are outmatched and overpowered by the cyborg Street Preacher in a display of his superior strength.
1st Jan '17 12:05:39 PM SeanMurrayI
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** Jane's role in the movie is of much less significance that that of the short story's original lead female character, Molly Millions. Where Molly Millions played a very active role in protecting Johnny in the original text, Jane's cybernetic enhancements are treated as an InformedAttribute, and she does little of consequence beyond coming to Johnny's rescue at Ralfi's nightclub. Even after Jane is hired as a bodyguard for Johnny, it's ''Johnny'' who winds up doing more to protect ''her'', such as when Johnny pushes her out of the way of a falling car and Johnny [[spoiler: tackling the Street Preacher while attempting to crucify her]].

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** Jane's role in the movie is of much less significance that that of the short story's original lead female character, Molly Millions. Where Molly Millions played a very active role in protecting Johnny in the original text, Jane's cybernetic enhancements are treated as an InformedAttribute, and she does little of consequence beyond coming to Johnny's rescue at Ralfi's nightclub. Even after Jane is hired as a bodyguard for Johnny, it's ''Johnny'' who winds up doing more to protect ''her'', such as when Johnny pushes her out of the way of a falling car and when Johnny [[spoiler: tackling tackles the Street Preacher while as he is attempting to crucify her]].
1st Jan '17 11:56:23 AM SeanMurrayI
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: [[spoiler:[=PharmaKom=] wants to suppress the cure for NAS because "treating the disease is more profitable than curing it"... but they went through the trouble of spending their profits on researching and developing a cure, anyway. If they did that, then they may as well should sell the cure and recover the expenses they had to pay to get it made in the first place, instead of hiding it from everybody (including themselves).]]

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: [[spoiler:[=PharmaKom=] wants to suppress the cure for NAS because "treating the disease is more profitable than curing it"... but they went through the time and trouble of spending reinvesting their profits on researching and developing a the very same working cure, anyway. If they did all that, then they may as well should sell market the cure and recover the expenses they had to pay to get it made in the first place, instead of hiding it from everybody (including themselves).]]
1st Jan '17 11:49:22 AM SeanMurrayI
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* AbortedArc: The opening scenes establish that Johnny is going on OneLastJob in order to make enough money to afford a surgical procedure to remove his implant and restore his childhood memories. This surgery is so important to Johnny early on in the movie that he's willing to exceed his implant's storage capacity space just to earn the money that he needs. However, none of this has any bearing when Johnny's character arc is quickly resolved by the end of the film [[spoiler: through an entirely different and unestablished means involving the completion of the three-image download code]], creating a giant PlotHole.

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* AbortedArc: The opening scenes establish that Johnny is going on OneLastJob in order to make enough money to afford a surgical procedure to remove his the data storage implant in his brain and restore his childhood memories. This surgery is so important to Johnny early on in the movie that he's willing to exceed his implant's storage capacity space just to earn the money that he needs. However, none of this has any bearing when Johnny's character arc is quickly resolved by the end of the film [[spoiler: through an entirely different and unestablished means involving the completion of the three-image download code]], creating a giant PlotHole.
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