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Log On. Hack In. Go Anywhere. Get Everything.
Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley Jobson, a n'er-do-well encryption expert who can log into anything.
Even Halle's Berries can't save this one.
As dumb as I always assumed it was, but if I'd known it was this hilariously ridiculous, I would have watched it a long time ago. Feels like the screenwriter read one book about hacking and everyone else assumed that he nailed it. A perfect subject for an episode of "How Did This Get Made?" Halle Berry's breasts are much more attractively shot and lit here than in Monster's Ball, and I'd rather watch this again than Monster's Ball, so there's that.
My first impression from the way the film started, with John Travolta talking about heist films within a heist film, was that it was a little bit sickly. Sometimes, that kind of thing is done in a really clever way and adds an extra layer to the film. Here, it was quite smug and knowing. But the scene immediately following that little chat in the cafe was absolutely fantastic. The way it played out from the moment the camera zooms out of the close up on Travolta to the second the explosion is over was amazing.
Amazing.. and misleading.
The moment that first 5-10 minutes was over, the film took a massive nose-dive. I generally quite enjoy Hugh Jackman's performances.…
I quite like this film. I'm not sure if its the ludicrous plot, the action scenes or Halle Berry getting her norks out.
Basically Wolverine has to hack into a banking system and steal billions of dollars for a war against terror for Storm and Johnny T. Don Cheadle spends most of the time trying to stop and catch them.
Half decent twist and not bad at all.
What the eyes see and the ears hear the mind believes.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What do we have?
Travolta monologuing as only he can - not half bad.
A great bullet-time explosion, so costly they choose to show it twice to get their moneys worth - not half bad.
Hugh Jackman playing the worlds most improbable Hacker, no one in the IT departments I've worked with have his charisma or play the keyboard as frantic as Elton John like he does here. - not half bad.
A flash of some overpriced boobs, Halle Berry reportedly got $500,000, nice work if you can get it - not half bad.
A car chase thats not half bad.
The most overcomplicated bank heist in movie history - not half bad.
Overall I think I'm going to rate this (you've guessed it)
NOT HALF BAD
One decent explosion and $500k worth of boobs does not a satisfying experience make from John Travolta and co-stars Shug Jazzmere, Hood Burnett and Idina Menzel.
If there is a film that can't quite live up to its opening scene, it's Swordfish. Still, it does have a couple of good moments, action-wise and the airborne bus scene is quite inventive. The story, however, is stupid as is the use of tech-speak. Still, Halle Berry got a lot of money to show her boobs for a few seconds, so good for her.
Swordfish is fulled with explosions, actions, and much more. It also presented a slow motion effect like Matrix which are often used in the 2000s. Not the best, but it promises the audience of having an exciting thrill ride.
the additional 1/2 star is for the perpetual Hollywood-style aggressive hacker typing, it's so comical it almost made the movie bearable for me
It's a very funny guilty pleasure! // Daqueles filmes bem divertidos, mesmo não sendo grandes coisas.
I know it's a movie and nobody uses computers like they would in real life... but nobody uses computers like that in real life!
Halle Berry topless....Enough said
Not even worth it for Halle's berries.
I'm all for dumb and loud action movies, just as long as they are executed competently. In the case of this movie, however, I kind of guffaw at the notion that these filmmakers would count on its audience to believe in a realty that is so exaggerated, so inept of that needed touch of realism, that every other effort put forth by this movie is simply tedious. Unfortunately for the filmmakers, audiences weren't that gullible into buying into this over saturated reality. I mean, c'mon! I love it when a group of Hollywood big shots fail in portraying something as abstract as computer hacking and cyberterrorism. It was just so implausible.
Its of no consequence that producer Joel Silver was desperate in replicating his success from "The Matrix" all while trying to keep up with the success of his contemporaries like Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson.
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