Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies.
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There's a lot to like, perhaps even more to be frustrated at. Sometimes, AC finds its footing, borrows from the best noirs and really soars. Others, it loses itself in an unnecessarily convoluted plot that has trouble rewarding the viewers. Still, the world building is top notch.
These adaptations are always a crap-shoot. It's a great book, and certainly deserving of a mini-series. They spent a lot on the visual effects and they look good. Not so much on the script. Some of the actors are pretty bad. Since the 2nd series is recast there's still hope that it will be better.
Incredible SFX and choreography (and acting from some minor roles), with undercurrents of philosophy and sociology that grow within the world building - it never fails to get you to question the ideas presented. However, the lack of originality in the story is a problem for interesting sci-fi concepts. It's still just a seen-it-all-before murder mystery, with some incredibly bad dialogue at points.
La série cyberpunk Altered Carbon livre un monde déprimé et déprimant où le corps humain est devenu un objet de pure consommation. Ce polar mâtiné de SF s'encastre dans le plafond de verre de nos rapports sociaux dans laquelle butte si souvent la SF et n'offre rien d'autre qu'un réductionnisme social fait de pure violence, de machisme exacerbé et d'augmentation simpliste... Le futur comme personne n'en veut.