Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Blackhat

As a shadowy hacker causes a nuclear meltdown at a reactor in China, the camera dives into a series of wires and flies through the microscopic highways of a computer chip, lights indicating the 1s and 0s that are altered to trigger the disaster. It's a cheesy CGI moment reminiscent of something you'd see in a 1990s movie about hacking, and director Michael Mann uses the gimmick twice in the first ten minutes. Things do not get better from there.

Blackhat
Director: Michael Mann
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang, Viola Davis