Not surprisingly most cyberpunk animations I have seen are dark, gloomy and deeply depressed – which is reasonable when you consider the underlying ideas of the Gothic movement that cyberpunk seems to have arisen from to a degree.
This teaser for a festival of cyberpunk films gives a good idea of the atmosphere that seems to pervade all the films I have come across. See what you feel.
To be honest, it is really more about Sci-Fi than what I believe cyberpunk is all about, though most cyberpunk writing (see William Gibson for example) is to a greater or lesser degree centered on Sci-Fi I suppose
All well and good I feel, but a bit of humour now and then might be pleasant I reckon. As with many such movements, cyberpunk seems to take itself dreadfully seriously.
Also it seems that most of these films are all centred on some computer game. There is an endless stream of references to “level 3” or “level 5” and so on. I know it is my ignorance at play here, all true cyberpunks will know exactly what these “levels” refer to. I simply can’t be bothered to look into it.
Anyhow, the films themselves are interesting I found, in their total immersion in the depressing world of cyberpunk.. all gloom, doom and violence, both cyber and old fashioned physical.
Here is another dip into the murky mindset of the cyberpunk world – Grab your Valium.