History Film / JohnnyMnemonic

30th Nov '16 1:26:13 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease that half of the entire world's population suffers from, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost $2,000 per clinical unit, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially for a lengthy, continual basis. This business strategy would likely see diminishing returns over time, as increasing numbers of people living on low and middle-class incomes struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and many more sick people die off amidst the global pandemic (Even with the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, people are still dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, despite her father's ranking status at the company). In this circumstance, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield a greater profit because it could be cheaper (especially if consumers only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if such a desired product is depicted in the movie as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help their global consumer base 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's population suffers from, world, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost $2,000 per clinical unit, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially for a lengthy, continual basis. This business strategy would likely see diminishing returns over time, as increasing numbers of people living on low and middle-class incomes struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and many more sick people die off amidst the global pandemic (Even with the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, people are still dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, despite her father's ranking status at the company). In this circumstance, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield a greater profit because it could be cheaper (especially if consumers only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if such a desired product is depicted in the movie as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help their global consumer base remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]
30th Nov '16 1:20:10 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil Mega Corp intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease which half the world's population suffers from, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost $2,000 per clinical unit, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially for a lengthy, continual basis. This business strategy would likely see diminishing returns over time, as increasing numbers of people living on low and middle-class incomes struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and more sick people die off amidst the global pandemic (be it with ''or'' without the available treatments; notably, Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, despite having had the best possible access to the treatments, given her father's ranking status in [=PharmaKom=]). In this circumstance, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield a greater profit because it could be cheaper (especially if consumers only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if such a desired product is depicted in the movie as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help their global consumer base 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 Mega Corp MegaCorp [=PharmaKom=] intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease which that half of the entire world's population suffers from, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost $2,000 per clinical unit, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially for a lengthy, continual basis. This business strategy would likely see diminishing returns over time, as increasing numbers of people living on low and middle-class incomes struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and many more sick people die off amidst the global pandemic (be it (Even with ''or'' without the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments; notably, treatments, people are still dying; Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, despite having had the best possible access to the treatments, given her father's ranking status in [=PharmaKom=]).at the company). In this circumstance, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield a greater profit because it could be cheaper (especially if consumers only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if such a desired product is depicted in the movie as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help their global consumer base remain healthy, thrive, and build an even more prosperous and sustainable world economy in the long term.]]
30th Nov '16 12:46:45 PM SeanMurrayI
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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler: The opening scene establishes 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 he needs. However, this is all completely irrelevant by the end of the film, where Johnny's character arc quickly resolves itself through entirely different and unestablished means involving the completion of the three-image download code, creating a giant PlotHole.]]

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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler: The opening scene establishes 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 is all completely irrelevant by the end of the film, where has any bearing when Johnny's character arc is quickly resolves itself resolved by the end of the film [[spoiler: through an entirely different and unestablished means involving the completion of the three-image download code, code]], creating a giant PlotHole.]]
30th Nov '16 12:40:46 PM SeanMurrayI
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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler: The opening scene establishes 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 he needs. However, this is all completely irrelevant by the end of the film, where Johnny's character arc quickly resolves itself through entirely different and unestablished means involving the completion of the three-image download code, [[PlotHole which makes no logical sense and raises numerous unanswerable questions]].]]

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* AbortedArc: [[spoiler: The opening scene establishes 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 he needs. However, this is all completely irrelevant by the end of the film, where Johnny's character arc quickly resolves itself through entirely different and unestablished means involving the completion of the three-image download code, [[PlotHole which makes no logical sense and raises numerous unanswerable questions]].creating a giant PlotHole.]]
17th Nov '16 12:03:25 PM SeanMurrayI
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil Mega Corp intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease which half the world's population suffers from, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost $2,000 per clinical unit, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially over any lengthy, continual basis. This business strategy would likely see diminishing returns over time, as increasing numbers of people living on low and middle-class incomes struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and more sick people die off amidst the global pandemic (be it with ''or'' without the available treatments; notably, Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, despite having had the best possible access to the treatments, given her father's ranking status in [=PharmaKom=]). In this circumstance, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield a greater profit because it could be cheaper (especially if consumers only need to pay for a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if such a desired product is depicted in the movie as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help their global consumer base stay healthy and thrive and build a more prosperous, sustainable global economy in the long term.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: [[spoiler: The evil Mega Corp intends to suppress the cure for a deadly disease which half the world's population suffers from, their logic being that "treating the disease would be more profitable than curing it." However, their treatment medicines are said to cost $2,000 per clinical unit, which would be far more than most people in the world suffering from the disease could likely ever hope to afford, especially over any for a lengthy, continual basis. This business strategy would likely see diminishing returns over time, as increasing numbers of people living on low and middle-class incomes struggle to pay the company's exorbitantly high prices and more sick people die off amidst the global pandemic (be it with ''or'' without the available treatments; notably, Takahashi's young daughter still succumbed to NAS, despite having had the best possible access to the treatments, given her father's ranking status in [=PharmaKom=]). In this circumstance, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield a greater profit because it could be cheaper (especially if consumers only need to pay for a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if such a desired product is depicted in the movie as something people would go as far as to start ''riots'' over), and would help their global consumer base stay healthy and thrive remain healthy, thrive, and build a an even more prosperous, prosperous and sustainable global world economy in the long term.]]
15th Nov '16 5:32:48 PM zarpaulus
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Johnny ''always'' thinks only of himself and his own interests. In the events that follow Jane [[spoiler: rescuing him from Ralfi and Shinji at the nightclub]], Johnny returns the favor by scamming her "phone card" and even trying to leave her for dead in a pile of trash when she suffers a seizure from her NAS condition. Johnny decides to get Jane help for her seizures only after she insists that same person who could help her could also help him. He initially refuses every proposal to retrieve the data from his head, because there is always a risk that he may suffer permanent brain damage, despite the fact that he and the rest of the world would meet a worse fate if he leaves the data in his head, anyway. Even after discovering [[spoiler: the data is a supercure that can help half of the world's population]], he goes on an infamous rant whining about how he'd rather have a $10,000 hooker than [[TheNeedsOfTheMany save the lives of millions]].



* {{Jerkass}}: Johnny ''always'' thinks only of himself and his own interests. In the events that follow Jane [[spoiler: rescuing him from Ralfi and Shinji at the nightclub]], Johnny returns the favor by scamming her "phone card" and even trying to leave her for dead in a pile of trash when she suffers a seizure from her NAS condition. Johnny decides to get Jane help for her seizures only after she insists that same person who could help her could also help him. He initially refuses every proposal to retrieve the data from his head, because there is always a risk that he may suffer permanent brain damage, despite the fact that he and the rest of the world would meet a worse fate if he leaves the data in his head, anyway. Even after discovering [[spoiler: the data is a supercure that can help half of the world's population]], he goes on an infamous rant whining about how he'd rather have a $10,000 hooker than [[TheNeedsOfTheMany save the lives of millions]].
15th Nov '16 3:12:08 PM SeanMurrayI
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* {{Jerkass}}: Johnny ''always'' thinks only of himself and his own interests. In the events that follow Jane [[spoiler: rescuing him from Ralfi and Shinji at the nightclub]], Johnny returns the favor by scamming her "phone card" and even leaving her for dead in a pile of trash when she gets a seizure from her NAS condition. Johnny only takes her back after she insists that someone she knows can help him. He initially refuses every proposal to retrieve the data from his head, because there is always a risk that he may suffer permanent brain damage, despite the fact that he (and the rest of the world) would meet a worse fate if he leaves the data in his head, anyway. Even after discovering [[spoiler: the data is a supercure that can help half of the world's population]], he goes on an infamous rant whining about how he'd rather have a $10,000 hooker than save the lives of millions.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Johnny ''always'' thinks only of himself and his own interests. In the events that follow Jane [[spoiler: rescuing him from Ralfi and Shinji at the nightclub]], Johnny returns the favor by scamming her "phone card" and even leaving trying to leave her for dead in a pile of trash when she gets suffers a seizure from her NAS condition. Johnny decides to get Jane help for her seizures only takes her back after she insists that someone she knows can same person who could help her could also help him. He initially refuses every proposal to retrieve the data from his head, because there is always a risk that he may suffer permanent brain damage, despite the fact that he (and and the rest of the world) world would meet a worse fate if he leaves the data in his head, anyway. Even after discovering [[spoiler: the data is a supercure that can help half of the world's population]], he goes on an infamous rant whining about how he'd rather have a $10,000 hooker than [[TheNeedsOfTheMany save the lives of millions.millions]].
15th Nov '16 3:04:57 PM SeanMurrayI
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Spider]] [[BiblicalMotifs gives himself up to be crucified]] by the Street Preacher so that Johnny and Jane have an opportunity to escape with [[spoiler: the NAS cure]], likely to set an example for Johnny the JerkAss about what it means to be willing to sacrifice oneself for a greater good (it doesn't really help).

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Spider]] [[BiblicalMotifs gives himself up to be crucified]] by the Street Preacher so that Johnny and Jane have an opportunity to escape with [[spoiler: the NAS cure]], likely to set an example for Johnny the JerkAss {{Jerkass}} about what it means to be willing to sacrifice oneself for a greater good (it doesn't really help).



* JerkAss: Johnny ''always'' thinks only of himself and his own interests. In the events that follow Jane [[spoiler: rescuing him from Ralfi and Shinji at the nightclub]], Johnny returns the favor by scamming her "phone card" and even leaving her for dead in a pile of trash when she gets a seizure from her NAS condition. Johnny only takes her back after she insists that someone she knows can help him. He initially refuses every proposal to retrieve the data from his head, because there is always a risk that he may suffer permanent brain damage, despite the fact that he (and the rest of the world) would meet a worse fate if he leaves the data in his head, anyway. Even after discovering [[spoiler: the data is a supercure that can help half of the world's population]], he goes on an infamous rant whining about how he'd rather have a $10,000 hooker than save the lives of millions.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Johnny ''always'' thinks only of himself and his own interests. In the events that follow Jane [[spoiler: rescuing him from Ralfi and Shinji at the nightclub]], Johnny returns the favor by scamming her "phone card" and even leaving her for dead in a pile of trash when she gets a seizure from her NAS condition. Johnny only takes her back after she insists that someone she knows can help him. He initially refuses every proposal to retrieve the data from his head, because there is always a risk that he may suffer permanent brain damage, despite the fact that he (and the rest of the world) would meet a worse fate if he leaves the data in his head, anyway. Even after discovering [[spoiler: the data is a supercure that can help half of the world's population]], he goes on an infamous rant whining about how he'd rather have a $10,000 hooker than save the lives of millions.
15th Nov '16 1:29:40 PM Morgenthaler
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** Jane. While her counterpart Molly Millions in the original short story is a far more BadAss, cybernetically enhanced "razorgirl" who actively protects Johnny, Jane suffers from a neurodegenerative disease, and her cybernetic enhancements are of no consequence to anything she does, despite [[InformedAttribute her own insistence that they make her a great, adept bodyguard and fighter]]. Johnny is also made tougher in the film than in the original story, requiring less protection from Jane.

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** Jane. While her counterpart Molly Millions in the original short story is a far more BadAss, badass, cybernetically enhanced "razorgirl" who actively protects Johnny, Jane suffers from a neurodegenerative disease, and her cybernetic enhancements are of no consequence to anything she does, despite [[InformedAttribute her own insistence that they make her a great, adept bodyguard and fighter]]. Johnny is also made tougher in the film than in the original story, requiring less protection from Jane.
13th Nov '16 9:36:04 PM 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 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, even going so far as to end with Johnny remarking in his own words that it's "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 that the best thing he can get a hold of is the doubler, even going so far as to end with which Johnny remarking says in his own words that it's 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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