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Lost Boy is an ambitious sci-fi concept directed by Anthony Scott Burns. Heavily influenced by Cyberpunk imagery, American action films and Japanese samurai films it is hugely impressive in it's visuals.

It is the second feature in a series of director-driven film projects from the Amsterdam-based production company, PostPanic Pictures.

The idea of Lost Boy was born years back by Ash Thorp’s passion for sketching out these unique characters and scenarios, which quickly gained a huge fan base. Once Anthony Scott Burns and Ash Thorp joined together for collaborative efforts on LOST BOY, it further evolved with a fascinating storyline and uncompromising vision of society’s far distant future sure to surprise audiences.

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kennyg (6 years ago) Reply

reminded me of an advert for aftershave. all style no content.


Guest (6 years ago) Reply

I saw this on other entertainment sites as well which cited how the storyline was basically just a male figure brutally killing a female figure. I noticed most of those comments coming from female watchers and journalists. While the photography of the piece was nice I have to say I think in the current political/social times we are living in, it wouldn't hurt for filmmakers to provide context so that we don't create more civil unrest. After reading how it made some women feel I could see how the piece could be construed as subversive gender bashing. What is the message of the piece? Is it that men are violent against women and will continue to be so into the future even as we lose our humanity? My point is if filmmakers put out pieces that do nothing but show violence against women, they may want to counter that with some context otherwise they are adding to a much greater problem.


tomswifter (6 years ago) Reply

What I saw was:
A cyborg hunts down another cyborg (forget gender) and does some sort of mind-meld with it. The poor cyborg gets it's positronic brain shorted out in the attempt. The end.


Guest (6 years ago) Reply

"forget gender"?

Similar thing happened with certain billboard marketing for X-Men Apocalypse which featured only the image of a man strangling a woman which led to this statement in the press against 20th Century Fox... “There is a major problem when the men and women at 20th Century Fox think casual violence against women is the way to market a film. There is no context in the ad, just a woman getting strangled. The fact that no one flagged this is offensive and frankly, stupid." 20 Century Fox ended up apologizing with this "In our enthusiasm to show the villainy of the character Apocalypse we didn’t immediately recognize the upsetting connotation of this image in print form. Once we realized how insensitive it was, we quickly took steps to remove those materials. We apologize for our actions and would never condone violence against women."

Just because one person doesn't see something as offensive doesn't mean it isn't. It is no heavy lifting to add context to a story. In fact it is the basic building block of storytelling.


MrSatyre (6 years ago) Reply

This constitutes cyberpunk? Is Mad Max cyberpunk then? I'm not an expert (or even a reader of cyberpunk). Anyway, this seemed like a lot of work for absolutely no return. Very poorly executed.

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