A subgenre of Science Fiction (Sci-Fi
) consisting largely of "near-future" science fiction films made in the 1990s. Shares significant overlap with cyberpunk
but is somewhat more broad and mainstream. The films are the product of the recognition of the '90s populace that the digital future was coming, but the means of portraying that future onscreen were largely analog. CRT monitors everywhere, use of tapes, ubiquitous bright colors, and a conspicuous lack of the amount of film filtering and CGI
that permeates 2000's sci fi films.
The Lawmower Man 2's future full of CRT monitors and crappy bluescreen work gave it a real Ni-Fi mood.