The good thing about cinema is that different approaches can orbit the same nuclear theme. In this case, technology: from science fiction that looks to the future to the fantastic rewriting of the past, going through a chronicle from yesterday about the lesser-known internet. Three films that deserve to be recovered and that you can see right now on different streaming platforms.
‘Rescue in Osiris’
A space adventure story of Australian production and whose main virtue is to take itself very seriously, with modest effects and settings, but at the height of its ambition. It tells us how in a time of interplanetary colonization, a homeless man with a dark past teams up with a military man to rescue his daughter. Action against the clock with a certain tone of classic genre literature.
‘Silk Road: trapped in the dark web’
If you are interested in true stories from the darkest side of the internet, this drama recounts the birth and economic triumph of Silk Road, the page that took advantage of the anonymity of deep web to sell drugs. Half technological thriller and half drama about a success of dubious morality that outwits its unsuspecting creators, this film is a preview of the many that will come to us in the future about the first steps of the less mediatic Internet.
Although Katsuhiro Otomo is especially known for ‘Akira’, the rest of his animes are also of amazing quality. This is especially imaginative in its designs and is one of the pinnacles of steampunk aesthetics, with a futuristic Victorian England where a young inventor receives a ball of steam from his grandfather, the core of a mysterious steam castle that holds the key to a power never seen. Different forces will try to seize the artifact, in a work full of action, adventure and danger.