The future is a grim shadow of the world we know, a brutal cage in which the destitute and desperate are pitted against each other for the amusement of the wealthy few. But at least they have a bunch of sweet tech upgrades to make it all better! Join Snooty, Goon, and Captain Action as they take apart this adaptation of the classic sci fi manga!
Real talk: adapting an obscure Canadian manga-themed six volume graphic novel series that mined its deeply nostalgic visual aesthetic from 70s-era video games was never going to be a box office hit. But in the hands of Edgar Wright, it makes for one hell of a visual treat! Join Snooty and Goon in the WABAC as they look at this quirky little 2008 film that deserves a lot more attention than it got.
Transhumanism. Futurism. Technocracy. Spirituality. Individualism. The Singularity. None of these topics really matter in this by-the-numbers cop drama that forgets to be cyberpunk as it meanders toward its ending. Substream Magazine's Leigh Monson joins Snooty and Goon as they slog through any number of missed opportunities in this week's film autopsy.