JM_MoP_1For today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, I wanted to check out something else from Keanu Reeves after the news I had heard about John Wick 2. I have always been curious about Johnny Mnemonic and I figured what better time than now and we are promoting a Mixed tag team (man and woman) match this week. In the distant future of 2021, things are a lot different on the planet Earth as corporations now runs things in the world. The way information is delivered has also changed as human couriers named Mnemonics upload information into their heads. Johnny (Reeves) is a courier who agrees to carry an unusually large amount of information that will prove to be dangerous. What I mean by dangerous is that the Yakuza who basically do the dirty work for corporations wants the info in his head and with the help of his new bodyguard Jane (Dina Myer), he will have to do his best to get the information to the proper place before he dies because of it. The film also stars Ice-T (New Jack City) as J-Bone, Henry Rollins (Heat) as Spyder, Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) as Street Preacher, Udo Kier (Flesh For Frankenstein) as Ralfi, Tracy Tweed (Sunset Heat) as Pretty, and the film was directed by Robert Longo. Before we get into the review, let’s check out some stats:

johnny-mnemonic statsjohnny-mnemonic-1995-14-gAs far as the stats are concerned, the numbers are pretty low even for both of them. We will start with Dina Myers character Jane. She has the most knock outs/kills out of the both of them with nine and she has no origin story other than she is infected with the black shakes (which is common in 2021). Now as far as the love interest one is concerned, I placed a question mark there because I am not sure if Keanu and her are a thing in this film even though they do kiss. Everybody she knows like Spyder are getting taken out because of what Johnny carries and the big boss is defeated. Johnny (Reeves) has about seven kills/knock outs in the film and he has no origin story other than the fact that he is a courier. Nobody he knows that would affect him is getting taken out and the bog boss is defeated. The concept of the film was cool and it kind of looked at society back in the 1990’s. Think about HIV, AIDS, Cancer were all of a sudden a huge topic everywhere you looked, but yet there was no cure. There is too much money to be made by the Pharmaceutical companies especially if there really was a cure for all these illnesses. The part that was just too cheesy for me was Dolph Lundgren in this film as the street preacher. He’s an assassin that dresses up like Jesus telling you that salvation has come. Give me a break! Dina Meyer on the other hand was very enjoyable to watch on screen and Keanu was Keanu. Other than that, the film was enjoyable to say the least. I am going to give the film three fists out of five for a final grade.

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  1. […] For today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, I wanted to check out something else from Keanu Reeves after the news I had heard about John Wick 2. I have always been curious about Johnny Mnemonic and I figured what better time than now and we are promoting a Mixed tag team (man and woman) match this week. In the distant future of 2021, things are a lot different on the planet Earth as corporations now runs things in the world. The way information is delivered has also changed as human couriers named Mnemonics upload information into their heads. Johnny (Reeves) is a courier who agrees to carry an unusually large amount of information that will prove to be dangerous. What I mean by dangerous is that the Yakuza who basically do the dirty work for corporations wants the info in his head and with the help of his new bodyguard Jane (Dina Myer), he will have to do his best to get the information to the proper place before he dies because of it. The film also stars Ice-T (New Jack City) as J-Bone, Henry Rollins (Heat) as Spyder, Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) as Street Preacher, Udo Kier (Flesh For Frankenstein) as Ralfi, Tracy Tweed (Sunset Heat) as Pretty, and the film was directed by Robert Longo. To read the rest of the review and check out the stats, click here. […]

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