Pssst, want to check out Hackers in our new look?
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Matthew Lillard in braids!
Jonny Lee Miller in crop tops!
Angelina Jolie as a high school student!
ah! hacking! hack my Geocities, bitch.
I didn't dislike Hackers, but the one thing it really does badly is, ironically, hacking. Half the time, it looks fairly kosher, with Apple-style screens and menus. The other half is complete imaginarium, with a computer's innards represented as a Matrix city or the Sarah Jane Adventures' opening credits. Perhaps it's the clash between the two styles that's the problem. Or if they'd just let us believe all that was a cinematic "representation" of what was happening, but no, it appears on screens too. Otherwise, it's a fun, if silly, cyber-thriller about high school kids (including newbie Angelina Jolie in a Vulcan do) going up against an over-the-top corporate hacker looking to defraud the world with a money-gobbing worm. Director Iain Softley has some fun with the editing, and makes at least of the editing exciting and interesting (at least, until the visuals start to repeat themselves). But the writing is a little bizarre, and some characters are impossibly strange (Matthew Lillard is particularly obnoxious). Not a good film, by any means, but a fair entertainment for your throwback 90s pleasure.
Delightfully cheesy and the most 90's thing to ever exist.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!