Friday, 13 December 2013

"Paranoia" is a film flop, directed by Robert Luketic

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

You would think that any movie that stars Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford would be one to run to and see, but not so with this zero-level entertainment film. It is so flat that the plot that should have been a suspenseful film grabber just fizzles into nothingness.
In a nutshell the story’s hard drive is as follows: Adam Cassidy (Hemsworth), an ambitious tech telecommunications wizard whose career is going nowhere is given a great offer by Wyatt Telecom, the company he works for. It is headed by nasty CEO, Nicolas Wyatt, who several years ago was the brains behind another company called Trion Systems. This company is now the biggest competitor for Wyatt Telecom, and Nicolas is determined to get into their top secrets and steal them. For this, he gets Cassidy to do the dirty work; the young protégé gets hired by Trion and things seem to be working to favour Wyatt’s way, but it all goes up into cyberspace chaos when Cassidy and his spying gets caught  as he seemingly tries to help both companies pursue their dreams. The ending has a twist that seemingly puts Trion at the top of the game, until both companies are downed for good, and Cassidy ends up starting his own company. The only good guy in the film is the FBI and Cassidy’s dad – played by an ageing Richard Dreyfuss (from Jaws film fame) who should have sent the shark to eat up this film before it got to the screen.

(This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, in Verdun,  Quebec.)
(Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Videotron, 5000, rue Wellington, à Verdun, Québec.)

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