When I went in to watch Hackers, I was worried because some of
the reviews here.
I don't think we saw the same movie. From scene one, I was
surprised the characters were teenagers. I knew Angelina was
only 19 or 20 when she did this movie, but I hadn't realized that
until I saw it.
The romance and interaction between Angelina's character and
Jonny's is classic. Really. It's great. When they're arguing or
fighting or dreaming about each other spitefully, it's fun to watch
their little denying their attraction and criticizing one another. Before
Angelina Jolie, I did not have a favorite actress. I knew actresses I
liked several films of, but hated others.
Angelina Jolie is different. She's my favorite actress now. It's not
because she's pretty, although she is. It's because she has a
magnetism, charisma and draw that I've never before seen in an
actress of the 90's. This shows through in her portrayal of Kate
"Acid Burn" Libby. She's cocky and difficult, with a rebel charm
we've seen in many of this star's movies. If you love Angelina Jolie
for reasons OTHER than how large her chest is or nudity, please
see this. The performance may not have been academy award
winning, but it's a great performance. Very fun to see where she
The rest of the performances are also very good. Jonny's Dade
has a puppy dog charm, in that you feel sorry for him and can't help
but laugh when things don't go his way. He is in no way Mr. Deep,
but he's smart with a funny exterior.
Matthew Lillard never fails to make me laugh, and he's prominent
with his pigtailed braids and goofing off.
I must give kudos to the villain. Sure, nothing unpredictable or new.
But he's positively funny. "Never fear, I is here." And arrogant and
I loved the special effects. I loved the plot. I loved the premise. I
loved the romantic relationship between Kate and Dade.
This is not an academy award winning movie. It's not extremely
dramatic or epic. But it sure is a GOOD movie. It's fun, it's a
comedy, it's a drama, and it's just great to watch. I very much
enjoyed the technology used, and the entire movie as a whole
made me smile.
If you are looking for an epic movie of high proportions with big
name actors and a hole-less plot, stay away.
But if you're looking for a movie that will make you smile at the
antics of the multi-dimensional characters and their escapades
and problems, set in a technological world and featuring a cute
teenage romance, go see it.
And if you love Angelina's acting, appeal, charisma and gorgeous
smile, don't see it. BUY IT. I know I will.
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