67 minutes | Mar 5, 2021

Ep. 407: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Welcome to 2021 circa 1995. That's right, we're looking at the cyberpunk tale Johnny Mnemonic. It's 2021, a virus is ravaging the earth, and we've all turned on each other. Is that the plot or the current cultural and political climate? IT'S BOTH. When a mnemonic courier gets his head filled with sensitive data, he must go on the run from a lot of people who want him dead. It's Keanu Reeves, Ice T, Udo Kier, and many more saving and threatening the future. We talk cyberpunk, politics, adaptation, and much more as we dissect this William Gibson-penned picture.  TIMESTAMPS 00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis 02:50 - Quick Johnny Mnemonic Reviews 18:22 - Expanding the Syllabus 37:35 - Analysis 1:01:24 - Shelf or Trash 1:02:36 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film
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