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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.
Battlefield Earth Travolta hair.
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.
Sublime John Travolta and a gorgeous Halle Berry in this, especially for those days, original script of robbing a bank by planting a worm in its IT system. Also with Hugh Jackman and Don Cheadle. Story and acting wise this movie has stand its time easily.
Really dumb, but entertaining.
Plus, Wolverine gets to see Storm's bewbs.
The year 2001 doesn't seem so long ago, until you give this movie a whirl. Gritty filter camerawork. Ripped off effects from the Matrix. Meta, sub-Tarantino speeches. The frosted tip hair.
However, Travolta's skid mark chin hair is timeless.
This film is utterly ridiculous. The film was written by Skip Woods so you know the script won't make any sense by the end. He doesn't disappoint on that aspect of the film. I had no idea why these characters are doing what they're doing by the end of this film. John Travolta and company are so early 2000's that it hurts. In a good way. Kinda. Looking at this movie for it's hammy acting and cheesy direction is a must. If you expect anything other than dumb fun you'll be disappointed. The movie is just so freaking stupid.
Even with a cast this talented, this is still tosh.
i'm only giving this a 3 star rating because of the great opening scene.
[ plus a scene with Halle Berry holding a gun in her underwear]
Hugh Jackman's hacking montage makes this movie.
Did someone pee on the film? Why is everything so yellow?
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