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. 5 years 3 months ago
Matthew Lillard in braids!
Jonny Lee Miller in crop tops!
Angelina Jolie as a high school student!
ah! hacking! hack my Geocities, bitch. 1 year 8 months ago
Wow, a '90s movie that seems as dated as an '80s movie. Now, I'm barely computer literate but I know writing code and searching files does not look like screensaver graphics.
The Plague is quite possibly the lamest antagonist ever portrayed. I couldn't help but laugh whenever he would glide into a room on his skateboard. Although, at least he didn't have roller blades.Why does the law wait for him to not only board the plane but arrest him only once they are in the air bound for Tokyo?!
My final thought being how much Angelina looks like her Dad in this film. Creepy. 6 years 8 months ago