History Film / JohnnyMnemonic

8th Sep '17 12:43:54 PM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A point about Johnny having told the Yakuza the location of the [=LoTek=] headquarters is not adequately dealt with in the narrative. It's foreshadowed that Johnny should now be put at odds with the [=LoTeks=] faction or face ''some'' repercussions for this action; as Jane says, "Now if ''they'' don't kill you, J-Bone will." [[spoiler: But this issue is abandoned immediately following this line. J-Bone and the [=LoTeks=] wind up giving full, unconditional assistance to the very person responsible for their enemies attacking them; Jane, who is supposed to be old friends with the [=LoTeks=], (or Johnny, assuming he wasn't just being an idiot and had some crafty trick up his sleeve to squash the Yakuza) never gives J-Bone any forewarning that their enemies are on their way to lay siege to their hideout or tries to stress any need to prepare for this, and Johnny is never held accountable for what he had brought upon them for no rational reason.]]

to:

** A crucial point about Johnny having told giving the Yakuza the location of the [=LoTek=] headquarters is not adequately dealt with in the narrative. It's foreshadowed that Johnny should now be put at odds with the [=LoTeks=] [=LoTek=] faction or face ''some'' repercussions for this action; as Jane says, "Now if ''they'' don't kill you, J-Bone will." [[spoiler: But this issue is abandoned immediately following this line. J-Bone and the [=LoTeks=] wind up giving full, unconditional assistance to the very person responsible for their enemies attacking them; Jane, who them. Neither Jane (who is supposed to be old friends with the [=LoTeks=], (or Johnny, assuming [=LoTeks=]) nor Johnny (assuming he wasn't just being an idiot and had some crafty trick up his sleeve to squash the Yakuza) never gives J-Bone any forewarning that their enemies are on their way to lay siege to their hideout or tries to stress any need to prepare for this, and Johnny is never held accountable for what the violent onslaught he had brought upon them for no rational good reason.]]
14th Aug '17 12:34:58 PM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** An ending revelation that [[spoiler: the VirtualGhost was Johnny's mother when she was still living and working as the Founder and CEO of [=PharmaKom=]]] leaves a lot of crucial details about Johnny's past, between his forgotten childhood and when he began working as a data courier, unexplained. Principally, [[spoiler: why did someone raised in a life of wealth and privilege become separated from his gilded upbringing, why would he have ever wanted to forget his past (by way of having a part of his brain removed) to do work far beneath anyone of his initial social stature, and why would he not already have a significant inheritance from his family's estate to allow him to afford the "procedure" he originally sought to restore his childhood memories and leave his line of work at any time he'd please?]]

to:

** An ending revelation that [[spoiler: the VirtualGhost was Johnny's mother when she was still living and working as the Founder and CEO of [=PharmaKom=]]] leaves a lot of crucial details about Johnny's past, between his forgotten childhood and when he began working as a data courier, unexplained. Principally, [[spoiler: why did someone raised in a life of wealth and privilege become separated from his gilded upbringing, why would he have ever wanted to forget his past (by way of having a part of his brain removed) to do work far beneath anyone of his initial social stature, and why would he not already have a significant inheritance from his family's mother's estate to allow him to afford the "procedure" he originally sought to restore his childhood memories and leave his line of work at any time he'd please?]]
1st Aug '17 2:06:03 PM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AirVentPassageway: Jane uses one after Ralfi and his bodyguards carry an unconscious Johnny to a back room at a nightclub. The vent is so wide and spacious that Jane only needs to crouch down to fit through and can still walk on two feet when moving through it.

to:

* AirVentPassageway: Jane uses one after Ralfi and his bodyguards carry an unconscious Johnny to a back room at a nightclub. The vent is so wide and spacious that Jane only needs to crouch down to fit through is hardly even crouched over and can is still walk walking on two feet when while moving through it.
29th Jul '17 8:08:25 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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, especially ''how'' or even ''why'' he ever decided to erase his memories and embark on his chosen career path, unexplained.

to:

* 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 more significant details about Johnny's past, especially including ''how'' or even ''why'' ''for what reason'' he ever decided elected to erase his these memories and in order to embark on his this chosen career path, unexplained.
29th Jul '17 8:02:25 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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 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 have to upload and suddenly being surprised to learn it would greatly exceed his storage capacity.

to:

** 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 a much larger "upgrade" device and is 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 have to upload and suddenly being surprised to learn suddenly find out it would greatly exceed his storage capacity.
29th Jul '17 6:50:33 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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 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 continue to die off amidst the global pandemic (Even if one's receiving the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, those treatments still aren't enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, despite her father's ranking status at the company). In these circumstances, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield greater profits because it could be made more affordable to a larger consumer base (especially if the sick only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if 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.]]

to:

* 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 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 continue to die off amidst the global pandemic (Even if one's receiving one can afford the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, those treatments still aren't enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, despite her father's ranking status at with the company). In these circumstances, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield greater profits because it could be made more affordable to a larger consumer base (especially if the sick only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if 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.]]
23rd Jul '17 5:15:10 AM Nightrider88
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture: The Evil Drug Company is called [=PharmaKom=] (Full company name [=PharmaKombinat Industrie, GmbH=]); it's a compound of "Pharma" (Latin for "drug") and "Kominat" (Russian for "combine"). On the flip side, the underground resistance fighting the corporation is the [=LoTeks=], presumably shortened from the English words "Low" and "Technology".

to:

* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture: The Evil Drug Company is called [=PharmaKom=] (Full company name [=PharmaKombinat Industrie, GmbH=]); it's a compound of "Pharma" (Latin for "drug") and "Kominat" (Russian (German for "combine"). On the flip side, the underground resistance fighting the corporation is the [=LoTeks=], presumably shortened from the English words "Low" and "Technology".
22nd Jul '17 11:12:55 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Similarly, Jane's ties to Spider, whose help she needs after she suffers seizures from her NAS condition, also conveniently provides Johnny with a lead to the "NAS Underground", who also turn out to be the original clients which Johnny was expected to deliver the data he is carrying.

to:

** Similarly, Jane's ties to Spider, whose help she needs after she suffers seizures from her NAS condition, also conveniently unexpectedly provides Johnny with a lead to the "NAS Underground", who also just so happen to turn out to be the original clients which to whom Johnny was expected to deliver the data he is carrying.
22nd Jul '17 10:02:17 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the movie's opening scenes, it's quickly understood that Johnny must undergo a very expensive and risky "procedure" in Chiba City to remove his brain implant if he were to regain the lost memories of his childhood[[note]]If not, to restore the literal chunk of his brain which housed those memories and was removed to make room for his NeuroVault.[[/note]]; in fact, it's Johnny's deep desire to obtain enough money to have this procedure done that leads to him taking the courier gig in Beijing, overloading his brain implant in order to complete the job, and setting the whole film's plot in motion. However, [[spoiler: the story inexplicably concludes with Johnny's lost memories returning to him by simply completing the three-image download code which accesses the information that was stored in his NeuroVault. There is nothing done to explain how the download code for the data in Johnny's implant could return his lost memories to him when it was already established that Johnny needed to seek a completely different route to retrieve them, not to mention that the most immediate possible explanations mean his childhood memories were already a part of the data that Johnny uploaded onto his implant at the Beijing Hotel, which makes no logical sense and only raises more unanswered questions.]]

to:

** In the movie's opening scenes, it's quickly understood that Johnny must undergo a very expensive and risky "procedure" in Chiba City to remove his brain implant if he were to regain the lost memories of his childhood[[note]]If not, to restore the literal chunk of his brain which housed those memories and was removed to make room for his NeuroVault.[[/note]]; in fact, it's Johnny's deep desire to obtain enough money to have this procedure done that leads to him taking the courier gig in Beijing, overloading his brain implant in order to complete the job, and setting the whole film's plot in motion. However, [[spoiler: the story inexplicably concludes with Johnny's lost memories returning to him by simply completing the three-image download code which accesses the information that was stored in his NeuroVault. There is nothing done to explain how the download code for the data in Johnny's implant could return his lost memories to him when it was already established that Johnny needed to seek a completely different route to retrieve them, not to mention that the most immediate possible explanations mean his would infer that Johnny's childhood memories were already a part of the data that Johnny he had uploaded onto his implant at the Beijing Hotel, which makes no logical sense and only raises more unanswered questions.]]
22nd Jul '17 9:52:45 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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 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 continue to die off amidst the global pandemic (Even when receiving the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, they aren't enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, despite her father's ranking status at the company). In these circumstances, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield greater profits because it could be made more affordable to a larger consumer base (especially if the sick only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if 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.]]

to:

* 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 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 continue to die off amidst the global pandemic (Even when if one's receiving the best possible access to [=PharmaKom's=] available treatments, they those treatments still aren't enough to keep the sick from dying; Takahashi's young daughter succumbed to NAS, despite her father's ranking status at the company). In these circumstances, one could expect that their working cure would ultimately yield greater profits because it could be made more affordable to a larger consumer base (especially if the sick only need a one-time dose or prescription), would have a greater public demand (especially if 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.]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 383. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.JohnnyMnemonic