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    Watched it today, on Netflix only, it's a bit different
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    I have yet to see it, but I'm getting the impression that its a Shadowrun movie without the licensing fees for the name.

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    Watched it the other night, was pretty entertaining.

    I thought the concept was more Alien Nation, but turns out it's Lord of the Rings :-)

    So in many ways yeah it's Shadowrun, but modern day instead of cyberpunk.

    Premise is that after a very Lord of the Rings battle with the Dark Lord, 2000 years ago, this is where society has progressed to, which is basically modern LA. Definitely worth a watch.

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    I watched it last night also after seeing the first few minutes at a friends house. Was predictable but pretty good.
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    But for the MC being a cop this story reminds me a bit of the Shadowrun book Changling.

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    Grab some popcorn and your favorite drink and just enjoy. I liked it.

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    Yep. So imagine Bright with cybernetics, more dystopia, and more elf-hate. Then its Shadowrun.

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    It would be cool if they ever made a Shadowrun movie. That was one of my favorite RPGs in the 90s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad2274 View Post
    It would be cool if they ever made a Shadowrun movie. That was one of my favorite RPGs in the 90s.
    That would be great.

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    I enjoyed it quite a lot to be honest.... It's a strange mix, but somehow, it manages to make something ridiculous (lord of the rings + our society) into something interesting
    I love how most of the story was implicit and you get to play with theories and whatnot.

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