Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘Blackhat’ | One of Us

Highly Suspect Reviews: ‘Blackhat’

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The internet. A sprawling landscape of digital conduits and leviathan streams of code. To navigate through it all in painstaking detail will require a certain type of man, the right man for the job…a Michael Mann.

Blackhat does indeed go to exhaustive lengths to explore the minutia of internet hacking, but at what cost? Hunky hunk face Chris Hemsworth plays an incarcerated computer hacker given the chance to gain his freedom if he assists a joint U.S./Chinese task force apprehend a cyber terrorist.

Brian, Chris, J.C., and Michael gather around a single laptop to crack the code of Michael Mann’s latest thriller…and discuss how it really stretches the legitimacy of the word “thriller.” Click if you dare, we promise we won’t steal your identity. Mostly because we don’t know how to do that.

 

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Brian is a four-year veteran of the interwebs, a member of The Austin Film Critics Association, and currently writes for Film School Rejects, Movie Pilot, Movies.com, and Fandango. An obsessive consumer of film, Brian loves everything from Buster Keaton to 80s post-apocalyptic sci-fi. He’s also a diehard Indianapolis Colts fan and collects VHS, laser discs, and classic game systems. An eighth-level geek overlord, Brian is one of the founders of OneOfUs.net, the brainchild of he and partner in crime Christopher Lawrence Cox. Brian cohosts both the Inside the Locker and Digital Noise podcasts.