WHOA E17: Mnemonic and Reloaded


This week on WHOA: A Most EXCELLENT Keanu Reeves podcast we watched “Johnny Mnemonic” from 1995. And “The Matrix: Reloaded” from 2003. We’d better find a key maker, a robot dolphin and at least 80 gigs of brain space because this episode contains more cyber confusion than you can shake a stick at!

Spoiler Alert

We are discussing the movies in their entirety. So if you want to know whether Johnny manages to get the date out of his head before the Yakuza cuts it off, or if Neo saves Trinity from his scary bad dreams before we spoil it for you here, you should probably watch the movies before you listen.

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Episode 17 Features

“Johnny Mnemonic” from 1995. Johnny is a data courier who can carry up to 160 gigs of data in his brain. Unfortunately he puts a lot more than that in his noggin and the “data seepage” just might kill him before the Yakuza has a chance to cut his head off.  You can watch “Johnny Mnemonic” on Amazon HERE.

In Episode 17 we also cover…

“The Matrix Reloaded” from 2003. Neo is a cyber superman who must save everyone from the impending war with the machines. Unfortunately he has to get past a whole lot of characters before he can discover the true secret of the Matrix. You can watch “The Matrix Reloaded” on Amazon HERE.

See Will Ferrell in the 2003 MTV Movie Awards Matrix Parody…

or George Carlin as the Architect in Scary Movie 3…

Meet The Guest

Anthony Thornton

Anthony Thornton is a stand-up comedian and long time performer at the National Comedy Theatre. Get to know all about Anthony here in his NCT “Meet the Players” profile! And Listen to Anthony on WHOA E01: Brotherhood and Exposed

Whats Up Next?

Comin’ at ya on February 8th we have WHOA Episode 18: Clouds and Hardball. In “A Walk in the Clouds” from 1995 Keanu is a door to door chocolate salesman who ends up at a vineyard pretending to be a husband… in the 1940’s. In “Hardball” from 2001 Keanu is a down on his luck gambler who ends up coaching a Little League team…. in the projects of Chicago.

And, I don’t want to jinx it but the Lost Episode 14: Cowgirls and Thumbsucker might just be comin’ at ya sometime soon… fingers crossed.


Your bonus Keanu for the day! Here we offer you first, Johnny’s rant from Johnny Mnemonic on the importance of the finer things in life…

AND the wing flapping scene from A Walk in the Clouds to get you excited for next week…

Listen to WHOA Episode 15

Listen to WHOA Episode 16