Cyberpunk Club

Welcome to the Cyberpunk club! Where we watch movies that are generally considered cyberpunk and analyze their themes. It's also where we'll probably end up arguing over which movies are or aren't cyberpunk. That's cool too.

Posts for this club should be tagged: cyberpunk_club.

February 11

Movie: The Fifth Element

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:56 PM - 115 comments

November 16

Movie: Nirvana

Jimi Dini is a video game designer finishing up his latest game, Nirvana, when a virus infection gives the game's main character, Solo, self-awareness. Upon realizing that he's living inside a video game, Solo begs Jimi to delete him which isn't so simple since a copy of the game is on the servers of the company for which Jimi works for and thus begins our adventure....
posted by I-baLL at 12:27 PM - 2 comments

October 5

Cyberpunk Club: Existenz or Nirvana?

So, what should we, the Cyberpunk Club, watch next? Existenz has been proposed since it's on Netflix. I proposed Nirvana since it's also on Netflix plus it's my favorite cyberpunk movie. [more inside]
posted by I-baLL at 8:57 AM - 8 comments

September 15

Movie: Hackers

A young boy is arrested by the U.S. Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends ... [more inside]
posted by I-baLL at 7:22 PM - 22 comments

August 31

Cyberpunk Club: What movie should we watch first?

I'm thinking of what movie we should watch first for the cyberpunk club. I'm leaning towards Hackers since this year is the movie's 20th year anniversary and since it just came out on Bluray. [more inside]
posted by I-baLL at 9:46 AM - 21 comments

October 13

Movie: eXistenZ

The Inaugural Constructed Reality Film Club (CRFC) Thread!: eXistenZ (1999), by David Cronenberg. eXistenZ tells the story of a game designer, Allegra (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who becomes trapped inside of her own creation. She is accompanied by marketing trainee, Ted Pikul (Jude Law), as they embark on a disorienting and mind bending journey across multiple intersecting realities, enabled by the disgustingly lovable Metaflesh Game Pod. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 2:01 PM - 11 comments

September 4

Movie: Sneakers

Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 10:10 PM - 46 comments