Altered Carbon Quick Review (10/10)
Author: MikeW Date: 2018-03-08 21:02 Tweet
Altered Carbon is a 10 episode science fiction series on Netflix and one of the best pieces of sci-fi I have seen in a long time. The story takes place hundreds of years into the future. Humanity has moved to the stars. They have also invented technology that can copy your consciousness to a chip. Giving humanity immortality, if you can afford it. The rich (called Meths after Methuselah) can make clones of themselves and some are 500 years old. The poor can maybe afford maybe a new body (called a sleeve) or two, but the experience is less than smooth without clones.
The story is about Takeshi Kovacs, a former freedom fighter/terrorist (depending on your perspective) from 250 years ago who is freed from jail to solve a murder. Of course his body (sleeve) is long since dead and he wakes up in a different body to perform his task.
This is a gritty cyberpunk adventure which explores the ramifications of this technology while still telling a good story. The acting and writing are great leaving little to nothing for this picky reviewer to complain about. In the end, it is a story about love, friendship, and betrayal in a very interesting setting.
Maturity Rating: Hard R
- For nudity, adult situations, and violence
- Not for the young ones.