Best Hacker Movies Ever
Posted 2017-10-06 20:46:45
Live Free or Die Hard
Movie characters like McClane are the Paul Bunyans and John Henrys and Pecos Bills of our age, the stuff of tall tales spun with the technology of an age whose campfires are found in multiplexes with stadium seating. An enjoyable pop projection of post-9/11 anxiety. That said, it also makes you nostalgic for the days when irresponsible action movies didn't have to deal with it.
Snowden is definitely an Oliver Stone movie, for it asks the audience to question and seek. What Snowden lacks in muscular storytelling, it makes up for in style. Stone combines the personal with thrills to create a satisfying experience with Snowden.
This ingenious thriller based around gaming and social media can't quite sustain its early momentum. Taking its name from a fictional smartphone game in which contestants roam New York completing challenges and are whittled down until only one remains, Nerve is basically Pokémon Go meets Highlander. Nerve zips along, looks really smashing and has the mental wiring of a hyperactive squirrel.
A skinny, pale superhero with way too much on his mind potentially gives the USA network its first big buzz, social media sensation. A thought-provoking, exciting, in-your-face hacker drama. This is tensely plotted, tensely directed and hypnotically compelling. From the very first frame, Mr. Robot introduced itself as something unique and totally involving.