Thursday Movie Picks: Cyberpunk

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today’s topic is cyberpunk movies. At first I couldn’t really think of any films and didn’t quite know what to do with the topic. However, Wikipedia enlightened me to the fact that I have, as it turns out, seen a good number of cyberpunk flicks!

#1 The Matrix

This is such a classic. You have no idea how stupid I felt for not immediately thinking of The Matrix. Keanu Reeves is brilliant (I mean, when is he not?!) and really need to rewatch this one soon.

#2 Hackers

Is this one cheesy? Yes. Is it cringy? Yes. Does it makes sense? Dubious at best.
But you know what it is? It’s a good time. I had a lot of fun with Hackers! We get baby Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie and Matthew Lillard, so really, there isn’t anything to complain about. 😅

#3 The Fifth Element

Another classic! I haven’t seen The Fifth Element in a hot minute but I can clearly remeber the bright colors the enchanting and mesmerizing visuals and Milla Jovovich who is just charming in this. All around simply a great film.

What’s your favorite cyberpunk film? Let me know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Cyberpunk

  1. I detest The Matrix, sorry. I tried, I fell asleep the first time I saw it but had gone directly from a hard day at work. So I thought that accounted for it and gave it another chance, I stayed awake that time but wish I hadn’t!

    Hackers was terrible but that cast made it at least tolerable. Did you know that Jonny Lee and Angelina married briefly after meeting on this movie?

    The Fifth Element was passable, I didn’t mind it but I’ve never felt the need to revisit it and doubt I ever will. Some nice graphics.

    This genre isn’t one I have much affection for so this week I chose three of the worst examples of it that I could think of.

    Freejack (1992)-Future technology has advanced to the point that rich elderly citizens can hire thieves such as Vacendak (Mick Jagger) to jump back in time to kidnap young people, return with them then have their brains transplanted into the clients’ bodies. Racer Alex Furlong (Emilio Estevez) is captured, he manages to break free but finds this new world a dangerous place. Extremely short on logic this misguided flick managed to corral Anthony Hopkins and Rene Russo as well as Jagger. They collect a paycheck, the audience suffers.

    Johnny Mnemonic (1995)-Implanted with a stash of information data courier Johnny (Keanu Reeves) must retrieve it within 48 hours or self-destruct. Guarded by turbo charged bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer) but hunted by two foes he sets out to find the passwords needed to stop his death. When it’s not absurd it’s stupid.

    Moon 44 (1990)-A group of prisoners is enlisted by a mining corporation against a corporate war where interplanetary companies vie for control of dwindling resources on distant moons. Agent Felix Stone (Michael Pare) is sent to the title planet when problems arise. This pastiche of Aliens, Blade Runner and every other conceivable cyberpunk film holds a whopping zero score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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    • Yes, I knew about Miller and Jolie! I think I looked up Jolie’s Wikipedia pages a while ago for something and read about that. I was so surprised!
      The only one of your picks that I’m familiar with is Johnny Mnemonic, but I can’t for the life of me recall whether I’ve actually seen it. 😅

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