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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blackhat (Movie Review)

I went to see a matinee performance of the feature film, Blackhat, staring Chris Hemsworth and Wei Tang. Hemsworth is clearly the headliner in this movie. The acting was above average, the plot above average and the cinematography was very good. I was afraid that it would turn into a karate movie but it didn't go there. The plot, which is quite engaging, comes to a conclusion that lets one down.
Tag Line: Set within the world of global cybercrime, Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
My expectations of a Michael Mann film exceed what he delivered in this film. While I don't feel that my $4.00 (matinee price) was stolen from me, the best that I can give the film is 6 out of a possible 10. You can wait for it to come out on cable or on the "movie of the week" in the mainstream media in nine months...

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  1. If I am going to lay down $4 hard earned dollars (matinee pricing), I would expect some huge names to appear on the silver screen: you know, Greta Garbo, Claude Raines, Bogie, or Bela Lugosi.

    No-name flicks almost always disappoint, except when Rocky (the first one) came out.

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    1. It wasn't bad, and I needed to clear my head, so it worked. I'm not panning the film completely.

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  2. Well it's THOR! So naturally I'd be interested :) Thanks for the review. I shall maybe go and have a gander at the weekend.

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  3. You sure go to a lot of movies.

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    1. When I'm bored. I don't have a dog to walk. I usually go to matinees and turn the phone off. It helps me to get my mind off problems.

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    2. Me too, but sometimes I like to stretch my legs and watch it on a big screen.

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