Reviewed by: Alex Yeoh
This is one movie every person should avoid.
This sci-fi movie plays on the current Internet Super-Highway fascination. It promises an interesting look at the future, where information is no longer safe to communicate over normal phone lines, and thus are transported by human couriers with microchip brain implants (one wonders why they don’t use CDs and just carry them around!).
The concept is the only thing you want to know! The story is poorly executed with no climax. The movie is full of profanity, violence and bad lines. The special effects are minimal for this type of movie.
The main reason for avoiding “Johnny Mnemonic” is the demonic portrayal of a bounty-hunter character named “Jesus”. The bounty hunter is a half-robotic killer who dresses and looks like the stereotypical Jesus portrayed in movies. He works in a chapel and misquotes Scripture before gruesomely dispatching of targets.
“Johnny Mnemonic” is a dark movie and is the most disturbing film I have ever seen. Avoid it at all costs, and walk out if friends rent it out from the video store.
Year of Release—1995