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    Blackhat – 2015

    Blackhat 2014

    blackhat posterGenre:
    Action

    Release Date:
    January 15th, 2015

    Duration:
    133 minutes

    Plot:
    A computer virus cause an explosion in a Nuclear Power Plant in China. The blackhat hacker behind the cyber attack, hits the Chicago Commodities Exchange Market and make the Soy bean futures go sky-high. Chen Dawai (Leehom Wang), a Chinese Army security expert, discovers that the two cyber attacks are connected. China and USA decide to cooperate and Dawai insists that the only hacker who can help them is this MIT roommate Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth). Hathaway is a blackhat hacker sentenced to 15 years, in a maximum security federal prison. The risk is great and the Americans agree. When they ask Hathaway to help them, he puts the condition to have his sentence reduced.

    Hathaway is a genius in deciphering and network security. But he is also incredibly fit and does not have anything to envy from undercover agents when he handles weapons. Lien Chen (Wei Tang), Dawai’s sister, and her flirt with Hathaway are the romantic touch of the plot and dynamic Carol Barrett (Viola Davis), FBI special agent, is determined to do whatever it takes to stop the phantom menace.

    Our impressions and movie review:
    Explosions, manhunt, shooting, mystery and suspense in a film where the action unfolds from LA to Hong Kong and from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta. blackhat matrix styleMorgan Davis Foehl signs the movie script, which could have been better. Hathaway, as the protagonist is the most well described character, yet he lacks depth, so you can imagine what this implies for the rest parts. Moreover, while James Bond and Jason Bourne cooperate with others to get the job done, Chris Hathaway, as one man band (or army), shoots, breaks codes and shut down firewalls in a blink of the eye. Viola Davis (The Help – 2011) stands out with her performance as the FBI agent Carol Barrett. Michael Mann directs a movie which definitely is not the best in his career, but we will forgive him. Keep in mind that he has set very high standards with films like “the Last of the Mohicans (1992), “Heat” (1995), “The Insider” (1999) and “Public Enemies” (2009).

    Great asset of the film: the breaking news! The cyber attack which knelt Sony Pictures company in November 2014, makes the idea behind Blackhat more realistic than ever. Also, computer experts will not be disappointed by the technological background of the movie. If you like action movies, you will enjoy this one.

    Blackhat – Trailer (Greek subs)

    Credits:

    Writer:
    Morgan Davis Foehl

    Director:
    Michael Mann

    Cast:
    Chris Hemsworth – Nicholas Hathaway
    Viola Davis – Carol Barrett
    Wei Tang – Lien Chen
    William Mapother – Rich Donahue
    John Ortiz – Henry Pollack
    Sara Finley – FBI Agent
    Holt McCallany – Mark Jessup
    Leehom Wang – Chen Dawai
    Ritchie Coster – Kassar
    Yorick van Wageningen – Sadak
    Spencer Garrett – Gary Baker
    Tracee Chimo – Secretary
    Brandon Molale – Sort Guard
    Jason Butler Harner – Frank
    Archie Kao – Shum
    Manny Montana – Lozano
    Michael Flores – Prisoner
    Fabiola Sicily – Jasmine
    Daniel Juhn – Korean Art Student (as Daniel Chun)
    Sophia Santi – Mrs. Novo
    Dina Morrone – Italian Reporter (voice)
    Peter Jae – Korean thug
    Abhi Sinha – Det C. Daniels
    Michael Bentt – Cab Driver
    Danny Burstein – Assistant Warden
    Lyn Quinn – Airplane Passenger
    Joe Rudy Guerrero Jr. – Gangster
    Billy Choi – Korean Thug
    Kim Kendall – FBI Agent

    Production Companies and Distributors
    Forward Pass
    Legendary Pictures

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