It's true: it loses my trust (DVD)
This is a failed techno-thriller because the techno part is dumb while
the thriller is better.
Now that computers have become ordinary things, the simplistic
"wargames" can't be repeated and the hacking has become more daunting.
But the movie can't explain what it's about: what's Nurv? Why is-it so
powerful? What does it achieve? At the end, I still don't know so I
can't relate to the movie: I see people working, thinking but I don't
On the other hand, the thriller is well done with the character
becoming more and more paranoiac.
Thus, I help this movie with a little "4" vote instead of an awful "1"
just because of the turn of events and the good cast (even thought a
decade later, no one has made a big name!)..
Okay but missing something *Contians Spoilers*
Okay, I recently discovered Rachael Leigh Cook in a movie and so
decided to have a look at some of her other movies, interested in what
else she had done.
Since I am technically a geek (I am currently finishing a degree in
electronics), I was glad to see at least some sort of realistic
programming and hacking type stuff (too many movie glorify hacking etc
by having pretty screens when realistically it is all in DOS like
This movie left me wanting something else, not enough depth of the
characters, I was really upset by the fact Rachael Leigh Cook was not
used to her full potential and her character was lacking depth. She was
wasted in this movie, a huge shame.
*Spoiler* As for the girlfriend (alice I think) *SHOCK* being a geek
myself and watching people recoil slightly when you tell them you are
doing electronics I know this is unlikely!
The comments about Bill Gates Home were funny, I am not one of those "I
hate windows etc" but it did raise a smile. *End Spoiler*
****OVERALL**** I felt this movie had such potential and it did make me
think about my good old programming days when I was younger......it
just wasn't well executed, talented actors/actresses were picked but
the director (maybe) did not use them to their full potential!
It is worth a look, I have literally just watched it and I am a little
upset in a way, just because it started pushing the right buttons but
left me feeling empty since for me it never reached a climax as all
p.s. HTML code in the movie is interesting, I guess you can praise them
for actually using a proper programming language! Although for the
geeks out there some C/C++ or Java might have made the whole thing
realistic for me!
Thanks for reading, Julian.