Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life.Written by
The title "Blackhat" refers to the term that describes a villain (named after the practice of villains in Westerns wearing black hats). In hacking, a black hat hacker will commit cyber-crimes for maliciousness or for personal gain. See more »
When the team boards the two helicopters (at around 58 mins), the helicopters make a very distinct, high pitched sound. This is a very unique sound that is made by helicopters with a a Fenestron (Fan-In-Fin) tail rotor. The Augusta Westland AW189s used in this movie have conventional tail rotors, and have a very different sound in reality. In fact, the sound used for the movie most closely matches that of a Airbus Helicopters (Formerly Aerospatiale/Eurocopter) Dauphin family - perhaps the most recognizable of Fenestron equipped helicopters. See more »
If you make a hacker-movie, at least get your basic facts right..
I must say when I watched the trailer for this movie I was skeptical, there are only a few hacker- movies that are enjoyable to watch.
Sometimes I am wrong and the movie turns out to be better then I expected but not in this case. I actually got quite annoyed watching this. The computer action looked authentic by using existing OS-es and interfaces but they still made huge mistakes. IP's with numbers higher than 255 is just plain stupid and accessing a top-secret NSA program with some simple social engineering looked convincing on screen but I doubt the NSA allows simple user/pass access to such tooling. I could go on and on...
I did like the idea of the plot, too bad the execution was so terrible. Probably the only thing I really liked where the two big shootout scenes, you saw a bit of Heat's director Mann there:)
Unsynced audio and weird changes in volume where also very annoying, something you don't expect from a $70mil movie.
I'm giving this a +1 because it tried to be authentic so a 4 bumps up to a 5/10 rating.
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