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kleinbl00  ·  1899 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Movie Club - Voting Thread #7

Since we aren't defining anything, sure it counts! ;-)

Best friend did his graduate thesis on cyberpunk in cinema. Made the point, over the course of 80 pages, that The Matrix stole every trope cyberpunk had, misappropriated it and threw it on a tired, archetypal messiah story. Thus, the flopping, abortive attempts at movies like Johnny Mnemonic and Lawnmower Man were completely beaten into the ground by The Matrix the same way hard sci fi died a 30-year death upon the release of Star Wars.

I mean, Christopher Walken and Willem DaFoe in New Rose Hotel. I'll bet you didn't even know they made it. Meanwhile, Neuromancer has gone through 4 directors without even once hitting concept art. Wanna see their most credible director choice?

Hollywood wants the look of Cyberpunk. They have zero interest in the ethos.

Makes me sad.