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
Blackhat (2015) is the second feature by Michael Mann with an Asian female lead after Miami Vice (2006). In both features the Asian woman is the love interest of a Caucasian male protagonist. See more »
The vehicle that pulls up to the Chai Wan plant immediately after the explosion is a mainland Gong'anju (Public Security Bureau) car, which would not be present in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong the equivalent functions are handled by the Hong Kong Police Force, which drives distinctive cars marked with "POLICE" and its Chinese equivalent (gingcaat). See more »
Suffers from inconsistencies, both technical and story wise. They change the shooting styles, cameras, fps, warmth/cold - for no apparent reasons at all. Feels like it's not clear what this movie "wants to be". The main character is supposed to be a "super-hacker" but doesn't do anything "super hack-y", just wanders around, shooting people, and nails the female protagonist. Doesn't have many hacking-scenes for a "hackers movie", has tons of boring gun-scenes instead, from some reason. The motivation of the villain was, not interesting. References many other "movie-cliches" (not in a good way). Severely lacks humor. The few jokes in it are really cheesy (yeah, it's not a comedy , but comic reliefs are important). Many of the audience members left the theater in the middle or before the end.
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