"Transhumanism, often abbreviated as H+ or h+, is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability
of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance
human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. "(Wiki)
"The City is the world, a world filled with NOISE––a virtual ocean, a digital jungle. Set in and around a dystopian fictionalized City in the
year 2035, unemployment, class warfare, and hyper-commerce provide the social backdrop in which a job-hungry data-miner, David Phoenix, attempts to
survive. A CITY TO MAKE ME follows the psychological journey of a man exposed to deep politics and dark power as he becomes a Transhuman agent for the
revolution, fighting against an all-powerful corporation on the verge of total information control."
From the trailer, and the other materials I've seen, this is going to be a great film. The director has some very original ideas. It looks like CGI
and other artwork are actually going to make the film more interesting and entertaining, rather than the usual, detracting from it.
I think that in many ways, this movie points to where we're going as far as the human world.
I really want to see this next year. I'm not in any way associated with the movie, unfortunately, other than being a transhumanist myself.
I'm a HUGE sci-fi fan, so I'm glad I came across this thread.
IMO, the trailer just doesn't work -- as a trailer anyway -- if they re-cut it, it would make a good viral video.
They've obviously realized that their main hook is the setting (world), and even though the whole trailer is devoted to it, it still fails to
establish itself. I think they've tried to cram too much of the world into 120 seconds, and failed in the process. All I got from the trailer is that
it appears to be your typical revolution story -- which is extremely overdone in sci-fi. Not to mention, I have no idea who the protagonist or
antagonist is. It will be a shame if this turns out to be another example of a movie that focuses too much on the technology aspect, and by doing so
fails at the storytelling aspect.
Essentially, the trailer answers questions, whereas it should ask them -- questions that the feature would answer.
Visually, it does look impressive though.
EDIT: After some further research, it appears that this is only a concept video. They have secured distribution for the short film, and are still
trying to get it made into a feature.
They made their kickstarter goal. In fact, they exceeded the $8500 by over a grand, so they have more than enough to finish the 15-minute proof of
concept video. Which means they should now be able to get funding for a full-length film.
I thought the trailer was more than sufficient, even though I am a witheringly caustic critic of film. It's about transhumanist augmentation of human
beings, increased intelligence, etc. And there are implants with which one can, for instance, view the internet "in your head". Unfortunately, the
corporate transhumanists go all eugenics and seek to use the implants to control people's thinking (the masses as a "cloud" server for the posthuman
It's fairly obvious who the protagonist is, the guy with dark hair.
edit on 18-12-2011 by grizzle2 because: additional info
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