Cyberpunk exists in a lot of media, but it’s perhaps best represented in the medium of film. Even though cyberpunk is about computers and technology, there’s something about the visual appeal of movies that makes it a natural fit for cyberpunk themed stories.
In 1995, one of my favorite cyberpunk films was released in the theater: Strange Days. A friend of mine who ran our Shadowrun sessions had heard about the movie and wanted to see it on opening night. I remember the show because the theater added a bit extra to the movie by dropping balloons during the New Year’s celebration scene.
Let’s take a look at some of the interesting cyberpunk elements in the movie. Obviously, this is going to contain spoiler material, so consider yourself warned.