Dark City, Must-See Cyberpunk TV #cyberpunk #scifisunday
Alex Proyas’ 1998 film, Dark City, has a lot of similarities to The Matrix, which was released a year later in 1999. The former would be a money-losing box office failure, the latter would go on to become one of the most celebrated sci-fi films of all time.
While Dark City might not be as ground-breaking as The Matrix, it deals with a lot of similar questions about the nature of reality, what it means to be human, and it shares much of the same dark vibe and aesthetics. It also features an all-star cast including William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, and Richard O’Brien.
If you like cyberpunk and cyberpunk-adjacent cinema and you haven’t seen Dark City yet, give it a watch. If you saw it in the 90s, liked it, and haven’t seen it recently, you’ll be rewarded by a rewatch. If nothing else, it’s fun to catalog all of the similarities between it and The Matrix.
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