Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Johnny Mnemonic

Johnny Mnemonic (1995) is a science fiction film loosely based on a William Gibson short story. It stars Keanu Reeves and features Dolph Lundgren, Ice-T and Beat Takeshi. It takes place in 2021 when the main character is being pursued by various factions who want to retrieve information he's carrying stored in a device in his brain. It lost money and got generally negative reviews. I won't want to see it again soon, but I enjoyed this viewing.


Moria gives it 3 stars says it "may not be the best science-fiction film ever made but it is still a nifty little effort." Cyberpunk Review gives it 6 out of 10 stars and calls it "pure cyberpunk fun!" DVD Talk says the film is "science fiction trash. Nonetheless, Johnny Mnemonic is never boring". Roger Ebert says it's "a movie that doesn't deserve one nanosecond of serious analysis but has a kind of idiotic grandeur that makes you almost forgive it."

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