Movies that are slightly off.
There is no right or wrong, only fun and boring
Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.
There was this one time Hackers started playing on the TV while Tim and I were arguing. Both of us wanted to watch it so bad that we just dropped the argument entirely so we could watch it. I don’t even remember what the hell we were arguing about. Hackers can save a marriage.
Still corny. Still ridiculous. Still preposterous. Still outrageous. And I love the shit out of it. Love the characters, love the locales, love all the "geeky tech" talk and love the style. Lorraine Bracco is the only thing that bugs in this movie.
The montage with the spinning phone booths... aw yeah.
Iain Softley's "Hackers," a now-quaint story of teenage computer hackers, is a developed character and a more developed plot away from being enjoyable. The techno-drama is watchable and exudes a vibrant energy, but the film does not have the narrative foundation needed to make the entire affair click.
"Hackers" revolves around a team a youthful techno-hooligans that finds itself on the run from the authorities after uncovering some kind of token nefarious techno-plot. The narrative tries to succeed with the personalities and mischief of its characters, but those characters never offer enough personality about which to care. The machinations of the plot are routine and only rarely compelling.
With a solid cast, including Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie, Softley…
Holy shit. I think I've found it. This is definitely the most ridiculous film I've ever seen about computers - even more ridiculous than Virtual Sexuality, a movie where a girl creates her own ideal boyfriend using VR technology and he comes to life through sexual harassment induced electricity. I didn't think that was possible.
Dade (what kind of a name is that) is a teen hacker who's just gotten his internet privileges back after having them taken away for seven years, due to a Super Hacking Crime he was convicted of as an 11 year old. He moves to New York and immediately falls in with a crew of ridiculous hackers, all of whom wear outfits that are completely…
Recreate the experience of watching this film, by getting a friend to scream, "NINETIES KIDS ARE SO RADICAL", in your face for an hour and a half.
Could this be anymore dated? About as dated as appropriating Chandler Bing for a review. I wonder if this ever looked convincing.
Angelina Jolie may have been the poster girl for '90s female badassery, but this film is way more misogynist than I had expected - Jolie hardly gets to do anything fun, and that close-up shot of a girl's hips and breasts as she's dancing (not showing her face) while one of the hacker rattles off her home address to brag about his photographic memory? Uhh, shit does not fly 20 years later, and I doubt it did in 1995.
Still, Matthew Lillard is a legend, how did he make every film he was in during the '90s infinitely better? Glad he's carving out such a great career for himself.
"Hackers" is probably the best film you will ever watch about people hunched over on their computers. I doubt its realistic, my computer skills are limited to me knowing what a blog is. Still I know enough to assume a computer mainframe does not look like "The Matrix" (1999) had sex with "Tron" (1982) with a pair of 3D glasses. Still, the story was interesting enough and the characters were actually pretty interesting and sympathetic. Even the villain, a fellow computer-geek working for "the man" was decent in a nefarious Steve Urkel kind of way.
The only sour point really was the inclusion of Matthew Lillard. Don't get me wrong I don't hate him as an actor I just hate…
So unbelievably '90s and lame it was unreal. It's like Milhouse trying to be cool in movie form.
I only watched this for Baby Lee Miller but I got so much more than I bargained for
For instance, the twenty-something high school students with parents played by actors who are pretty much the same ages as them
Computer viruses that are just popular video game characters that get released into ~the code~
Did anybody who worked on this film even understand the basics of how computers work
Why does code just look windows media player visualisations
Why did Jonny Lee Miller ask the one guy who was on the phone for directions when he was literally surrounded by unoccupied school students who could have helped him
Did any sex happen in this film that wasn't in some sort of weird dream sequence
Having said this, every single thing about this film was 100% #aesthetic.
Also everyone is on rollerblades except for the bad guy, who rides a skateboard.
cool if a little far fetched story but worth watching for the sound track alone.
This is a great film Jolie just starting out and having a lot of fun
“Yo. Check this out guys, this is insanely great, it's got a 28.8 BPS modem!”
A Fun and entertaining look at Cyberpunks and Internet Terrorism in the ‘90s.
The classic story of intense coding, romance, and the all-consuming importance of the payphone.
Why you should watch Hackers…
…Its better than Swordfish.
…Dream Sequence Featuring Angelina Jolie.
…Fischer Stevens As The Plague, Who is such a pimp he skateboards in the office. And when He arrives at the secret handoff, Is riding on a skateboard outside of his own stretch limo!
… Razor & Blade two effeminate asian men who have their own pirate TV show, "Hack the Planet."
…Cyberdelia, One of the coolest clubs in all of cinema, Seriously where is this place?
A great look into what the past thought that the (current-day) future would look like. I didn't recognise Angelina Jolie for the longest time!
Yeap, this is still as iconic as I remembered it from my youth.
God, I just love this movie so much. And you know what? In context of today it might have some severe political significance. This film with its glorifying view on the hacker scene probably motivated a lot of the warez community and I think it belongs into the cultural influences to the political pirate movement that has since spread all over the globe. "Hack the planet"? Pretty sure that's still going on.
Yes, it's incredibly technically inaccurate and yes it does this weird 90s thing where adults play teenagers BUT who cares?! Sometimes you just gotta stand behind the movies you love. Maybe this film motivated the…
Very stylish direction and decent performances are weighed down by poorly written dialogue, and undeveloped characters.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…