Johnny Mnemonic Review
Synopsis:A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.
Johnny Mnemonic (1995) is a 1h 36-minute Canadian-American cyberpunk crime-action-thriller movie that has an estimated budget of $26 million and grossed over $52,400,000 worldwide. Director Robert Longo (Arena Brains (1987), New Order: Substance (1989), R.E.M.: Pop Screen (1990)) did a horrible job executing this movie that had potential but had too many things going wrong with it including acting, editing and cinematography. The film contains extreme violence, bad language, no thrills, no excitement, no suspense and no tension. The movie was filmed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Newark, New Jersey, USA and several locations in Ontario, Canada.
Johnny Mnemonic revolves around a man, Johnny Mnemonic (Keanu Reeves - The Matrix (1999), Speed (1994), John Wick (2014), The Devil’s Advocate (1997)) with a cybernetic brain implant that was designed to store information. It was set in the future where a courier has uploaded data into a hard drive that is in his head and is now pursued by bad guys who want the valuable information in his head/hard drive. He is not only running from the bad guys but is also racing against time because he overloaded the hard drive which will in time seep into his brain resulting in him dying.
Johnny Mnemonic was an incoherent movie with an unbelievable futuristic environment that was boring with no suspense, awful dialogue, bad acting and had a few shots in dark junkyard type areas. Almost all of the sets appears to be the same. I was not pleased with this movie because it had potential with a few good elements and interesting premises. I must admit that the film had humor towards the ending where we see a few robot dolphins and a ghost-lady from inside the computer. With all said, I gave the film a four because the action scenes along with a few other good things about the movie.
About Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Original Title: Fugitivo del futuro
Runtime: 103 minutes
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Writers: William Gibson
Director: Robert Longo