|02.02.17||Internet|| This movie lost me about 45 seconds in when someone said "use SQL to corrupt their database" immediately followed by a CIA supermodel/genius hacker Alicia Vikander typing "run predictive algorithm" into her computer with its nondescript futuristic UI. After that, I made a conscious decision to not treat this as realistic at all and just hope that it's better than the Jeremy Renner movie. It was hard though. I mean, the CIA lady literally says "enhance" while some faceless techie makes a jumble of pixels into Julia Stiles.|
Compared to Jeremy Renner getting dumber by the second as his super soldier pills wear off, I suppose this was better. But is boring really any better than ridiculous? I'm noticing that the film is co-written by the director and the editor. I wonder if that means there was no script and the film was put together in post or if the two guys actually sat down together and wrote. I'm sure there's a joke or two somewhere in there, like the script has 3000 shot descriptions in typical Greengrass "kinetic" style.
Anyway... pretty blah