History Film / JohnnyMnemonic

23rd Jul '16 2:29:44 PM SeanMurrayI
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Although the trope is intended to be present, it is never properly utilized to build tension or any sense of urgency. Johnny is supposed to have 24 hours to remove all the computer data from his head, or his head will explode or... something. However, nothing is ever done to inform the viewer of how much time Johnny is supposed to have left to complete his task as the story progresses. Whenever anybody (or anything) mentions this deadline, the full 24 hours is always stated no matter how much time may have actually passed, and following the Street Preacher's introduction occurring roughly halfway through the movie, an exact deadline is never brought up again in the remaining half of the movie. (See Also: MagicCountdown)

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Although the this trope is intended to be present, it is never properly utilized to build tension or any sense of urgency. Johnny is supposed to have 24 hours be facing a 24-hour deadline to remove all the computer data from his head, or his head will explode or... something. else he'll die. However, nothing is ever done to inform the viewer of how much time is remaining for Johnny is supposed to have left to complete his task as the story progresses. Whenever anybody (or anything) mentions this deadline, the full 24 hours is always stated no matter how much time may have actually passed, and following the Street Preacher's introduction occurring roughly halfway through the movie, an exact story, a specific deadline is never brought up again in the remaining half of the movie. (See Also: MagicCountdown)
22nd Jul '16 2:34:31 PM SeanMurrayI
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** Johnny's commercial flight from Beijing to Newark (which would take about a minimum 13-and-a-half hours today, and would still take over 7-8 hours on the Concorde that is shown) is nearly instantaneous. When Johnny arrives at customs in Newark, expository dialogue still mentions the maximum 24-hour deadline for Johnny to get the data out of his head, which he uploaded in Beijing before even getting to an airport. (See Also: MagicCountdown)

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** Johnny's commercial flight from Beijing to Once Johnny makes it out of the hotel in Central Beijing, his subsequent arrival at the Newark (which airport on the other side of the world is practically instantaneous. The plane trip alone would take about a minimum 13-and-a-half hours today, today and would still take over 7-8 hours on the Concorde that is shown) is nearly instantaneous. When shown, but when Johnny arrives at customs in Newark, expository dialogue still mentions the maximum 24-hour deadline for Johnny to get the data out of his head, which he uploaded in Beijing before even getting to an airport. (See Also: MagicCountdown)
22nd Jul '16 2:19:50 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MagicCountdown: If Johnny can't get [[MacGuffin the 320 gigs of data]] out of his head in 24 hours, he will die and the data will be lost forever. However, Johnny ''always'' seems to have the maximum 24 hours available to him to complete his quest. After Johnny travels halfway around the world from Beijing to Newark (which should take up a bit of time one way or another), the EverythingSensor at customs in Newark still estimates that Johnny has a full 24 hours to seek medical attention. When nearly halfway through the movie, after Johnny has survived three more attempts by the yakuza to capture him and/or cut off his head and takes a nap in a subway tunnel, Takahashi still gives the Street Preacher a 24 hour deadline to bring him Johnny's head when, at this point in the movie, it would be much more plausible if there are only 12 or 13 hours left (at best) before the data is lost. (See Also: RaceAgainstTheClock

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* MagicCountdown: If Johnny can't get [[MacGuffin the 320 gigs of data]] out of his head in 24 hours, he will die and the data will be lost forever. However, Johnny ''always'' seems to have the maximum 24 hours available to him to complete his quest. After Johnny travels halfway around the world from Beijing to Newark (which should take up a bit of time one way or another), the EverythingSensor at customs in Newark still estimates that Johnny has a full 24 hours to seek medical attention. When nearly halfway through the movie, after Johnny has survived three more attempts by the yakuza to capture him and/or cut off his head and takes a nap in a subway tunnel, Takahashi still gives the Street Preacher a 24 hour deadline to bring him Johnny's head when, at this point in the movie, it would be much more plausible if there are only 12 or 13 hours left (at best) before the data is lost. (See Also: RaceAgainstTheClockRaceAgainstTheClock)
22nd Jul '16 2:19:32 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MagicCountdown: If Johnny can't get [[MacGuffin the 320 gigs of data]] out of his head in 24 hours, he will die and the data will be lost forever. However, Johnny ''always'' seems to have the maximum 24 hours available to him to complete his quest. After Johnny travels halfway around the world from Beijing to Newark (which should take up a bit of time one way or another), the EverythingSensor at customs in Newark still estimates that Johnny has a full 24 hours to seek medical attention. When nearly halfway through the movie, after Johnny has survived three more attempts by the yakuza to capture him and/or cut off his head and takes a nap in a subway tunnel, Takahashi still gives the Street Preacher a 24 hour deadline to bring him Johnny's head when, at this point in the movie, it would be much more plausible if there are only 12 or 13 hours left (at best) before the data is lost.

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* MagicCountdown: If Johnny can't get [[MacGuffin the 320 gigs of data]] out of his head in 24 hours, he will die and the data will be lost forever. However, Johnny ''always'' seems to have the maximum 24 hours available to him to complete his quest. After Johnny travels halfway around the world from Beijing to Newark (which should take up a bit of time one way or another), the EverythingSensor at customs in Newark still estimates that Johnny has a full 24 hours to seek medical attention. When nearly halfway through the movie, after Johnny has survived three more attempts by the yakuza to capture him and/or cut off his head and takes a nap in a subway tunnel, Takahashi still gives the Street Preacher a 24 hour deadline to bring him Johnny's head when, at this point in the movie, it would be much more plausible if there are only 12 or 13 hours left (at best) before the data is lost. (See Also: RaceAgainstTheClock



* RaceAgainstTheClock: Although the trope is intended to be present, it is never properly used to build tension or any real sense of urgency. Johnny is supposed to have 24 hours to remove all the computer data from his head, or his head will explode or... something. However, nothing is ever done to tell the viewer how much time Johnny actually has left to complete his task as the story progresses. Whenever anybody (or anything) mentions this deadline, the full 24 hours is always stated no matter how much time may have actually passed. (See Also: MagicCountdown)

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: Although the trope is intended to be present, it is never properly used utilized to build tension or any real sense of urgency. Johnny is supposed to have 24 hours to remove all the computer data from his head, or his head will explode or... something. However, nothing is ever done to tell inform the viewer of how much time Johnny actually has is supposed to have left to complete his task as the story progresses. Whenever anybody (or anything) mentions this deadline, the full 24 hours is always stated no matter how much time may have actually passed.passed, and following the Street Preacher's introduction occurring roughly halfway through the movie, an exact deadline is never brought up again in the remaining half of the movie. (See Also: MagicCountdown)
14th Jul '16 7:51:17 AM SeanMurrayI
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** 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 chosen to forget his past and do work far beneath anyone of his initial social stature, and why would he not have inherited significant sums of money from his family's estate that could have already allowed him to afford to restore his childhood memories and leave his line of work at any time he'd please?]]

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** 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 chosen to forget his past and do work far beneath anyone of his initial social stature, and why would he not already have inherited a significant sums of money inheritance from his family's estate that could have already allowed 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?]]
12th Jul '16 10:37:11 AM SeanMurrayI
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* DullSurprise: Well, it ''is'' a KeanuReeves movie. HandWaved away by way of the implant removing his childhood memories and negatively affecting his emotions.

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* DullSurprise: Well, it ''is'' a KeanuReeves movie. HandWaved away by way of the implant removing his Johnny's childhood memories and were removed from his brain to make room for his cybernetic implant, negatively affecting his emotions.
11th Jul '16 11:01:21 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* DullSurprise: Well, it ''is'' a KeanuReeves movie.

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* DullSurprise: Well, it ''is'' a KeanuReeves movie. HandWaved away by way of the implant removing his childhood memories and negatively affecting his emotions.
8th Jul '16 9:19:32 AM SeanMurrayI
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* DeusExMachina: During the climax, [[spoiler: Johnny is saved from being killed by Takahashi, thanks to the last-second intervention of the electronic ghost woman, who (as an AI program stored in [=PharmaKom=]'s computer network) somehow manages to appear on monitors in the [=LoTeks=]' base and reveal a lot of exposition which even we as an audience didn't know about before this scene. Importantly, while we would have known that Takahashi has a deceased daughter, it is only at this moment late in the film that we're suggested her death may have actually had something to do with NAS. This moment is unusual in that for all the times the AI has reached out to Takahashi already, it is only at this precise time at the story, right when Takahashi is threatening the hero's life, that the AI tells him what he needed to hear to change his opinions. Even more unexplainable, it's understood that the AI is property of [=PharmaKom=] and is stored on their corporate computer mainframe, but is somehow able to know exactly where Takahashi is in the [=LoTek=] base and know just what he's up to at the very moment she interrupts him when somehow appearing on the [=LoTek=] computer system.]]

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* DeusExMachina: During the climax, Johnny escapes death when [[spoiler: Johnny is saved from being killed by Takahashi, thanks to the last-second intervention of the electronic ghost woman, who (as an AI program VirtualGhost stored in on [=PharmaKom=]'s computer network) mainframe is somehow manages able to appear on monitors intervene by taking over the [=LoTeks'=] network to confront Takahashi, who she somehow knows ''precisely'' where he is in the [=LoTeks=]' base and that, at that very moment, he's pointing a gun at Johnny and has him cornered. What's more is this sudden appearance is necessitated to reveal a lot of exposition which even we as an audience didn't know about before this scene. Importantly, while just to allow Takahashi a last-minute HeelFaceTurn. While we would have already known that Takahashi has a deceased daughter, it is only at this moment late in the film that we're suggested her death may have actually had something to do with NAS. This moment is unusual in that for all the times the AI has reached out to Takahashi already, it is only at this precise time at the story, right when Takahashi is threatening the hero's life, that the AI tells him what he needed to hear to change his opinions. Even more unexplainable, it's understood that the AI is property of [=PharmaKom=] and is stored on their corporate computer mainframe, but is somehow able to know exactly where Takahashi is in the [=LoTek=] base and know just what he's up to at the very moment she interrupts him when somehow appearing on the [=LoTek=] computer system.]]



*** The lost memories of his childhood.

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*** **** The lost memories of his childhood.
7th Jul '16 12:12:44 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MacGuffin: Like a Russian nesting doll, the most important function of the film's principal [=MacGuffins=] is for Johnny to then acquire ''additional'' [=MacGuffins=]:

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* MacGuffin: Like a Russian nesting doll, the most important function of the film's principal [=MacGuffins=] is for to help Johnny to then acquire ''additional'' [=MacGuffins=]:



*** The lost memories of his childhood.

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*** **** The lost memories of his childhood.
7th Jul '16 12:10:26 PM SeanMurrayI
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* MacGuffin: Like a Russian nesting doll. The most important [=MacGuffins=] only purposes are to acquire ''additional'' [=MacGuffins=]:
** The narrative's most principal [=MacGuffin=] would be the three-image download code, which winds up separated into three parts, and needs to be completed in order to retrieve:

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* MacGuffin: Like a Russian nesting doll. The doll, the most important function of the film's principal [=MacGuffins=] only purposes are is for Johnny to then acquire ''additional'' [=MacGuffins=]:
** The narrative's most principal central and primary [=MacGuffin=] would be the three-image download code, which winds up separated into three parts, parts and needs to be completed in order to retrieve:



*** The lost memories of his childhood.

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*** **** The lost memories of his childhood.
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