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WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)
Quite possibly the most transparent movie I've ever seen.
I can't say that Wargames: The Dead Code is the worst movie I've ever seen, as it had one or two decent moments, but I can easily say it's the most transparent movie I've ever seen. Not once did a plot device present itself without me guessing it 10+ minutes in advance. There was no subtlety to anything the movie did, no intelligence evident at all behind the scenes. Every spoken or typed line's intent was so glaringly obvious it was impossible to "get into" the movie.
I found myself laughing at the horribly thought out plot line, and the bumbled attempts to reclaim the audience, far more often than I found myself enjoying the movie.
As bad as everyone says
I am a fan of the book (the first one anyways); it's simplicity and unique story make a perfect casual read. Having said that, you know the movie had better perfectly follow the book perfectly; book fans make harsh critics.
This movie fails nearly everywhere it possibly could (I say nearly, because I didn't mind the dragon); bad acting, huge plot holes, bad scripting, and, as stated before, a horrid soundtrack. All of these I could handle, if the movie even came close to the story of the book, but as with everything else, it was about as far away as it could possibly be.
DO NOT go see this movie if you liked the book. Wait to rent it if you must. It is a disappointment to say the least.