(Sober edit. This review of Hackers contains spoilers)
I think my theory about better quality wine glugging is correct. This one makes a nice gurgling sound and is a quality wine. It’s also GDPR compliant.
Yes. This is a GDPR special, which is why we’re doing Hackers, where a lot of data is wrong, such as the ages of the actors seemingly wildly different from their characters, and Fisher Stevens is now Caucasian.
This lawyer has Dana Scully’s hair. I bet Mulder and Scully don’t give a damn about GDPR.
Kevin Mitnick was also banned from computers. Judge was causing problems by being too specific there. Banning the kid from using a computer or a “touch tone telephone”. OK, how about a linesman’s kit? Could cause some damage. And now. What about tablets? Smartphones? Hardly future-proofing his verdict.
Hacking a TV station? Here’s an example of where that happened.
At least they showed the social engineering side of things. Good music too. The hacker battle was bit Hollywood. I think plain text on a screen could be made to look exciting.
Johnny Lee-Miller looks like Eurotrash. “Yah. Mine name is Hans and I like der Techno music”.
Another top tune. I may have to link all the tracks at the bottom.
Why would he go up looking for the pool when he’s about to start class?
I recognise the kid in the leopard skin t-shirt, and the one in the cap. Johnny Lee Miller has dried out fast.
Was that Weird Al?
Heh. Wipeout. Problem with Cyberpunk genre. There’s a need to keep it largely contemporary, but at the same time, in the future. Blade Runner 2049 was brave in saying that the original Blade Runner (in our past) was part of a different timeline, so it bypassed. Can’t remember Neuromancer (the book that practically spawned Cyberpunk, and which I have read repeatedly, but not recently) having a sense of time (and being Cyberpunk, it has a sense of every place). Must read it again.
Ginsberg. Obvious choice.
I was going to say I hadn’t seen Matthew Lillard, but he was in the new Twin Peaks series.
They’re talking about being nameless. Right to Erasure. It’s GDPR time.
“Gibsons”. Name for supercomputers comes from William Gibson, author of Neuromancer. See, my ramblings make sense.
That whole “flying round a neon representation of data” thing is horrible.
It’s Tin Tin from The Crow!
That recording of a coin for phones thing apparently does work. Read about it in some Phreak manual.
It’s Bunk from The Wire. One half of the best swearing scene ever (NSFW – has swears).
It’s the psychiatrist from The Sopranos.
Joey had Dredd wallpaper. So he’s the best.
Britain basically owned the mid 90s electronic music scene.
Joey is an 80s John Hughes character. He’d be John Cusack’s comedy sidekick.
Is Johnny Lee Miller wearing Marty McFly’s body warmer?
What sort of restaurant would have its waiter cut up a credit card in front of a patron?
Fisher Stevens skateboarding everywhere is so embarrassing.
I think the writers of the game Uplink OD’d on this film. You should play it.
This film has no real sense of threat.
This whole “shaving off cents” plan is straight out of Superman III.
I would have thought a hacker would have come up with a more creative name than the Da Vinci virus. Proving intellectual superiority seems important. As does taking the piss. Like Goatse Security. They wanted the world’s news to be talking about Goatse (DO NOT GOOGLE GOATSE. SERIOUSLY).
“Minor glitch with you turns into a major disaster.” As a QA, that’s kind of my job.
What the hell is Johnny Lee Miller’s eyepiece all about?
Russian hackers? Are they trying to fix an election. POLITICS!
Was this before or after shopping?
Was that Dave Stewart?
Wait. That was Marc Anthony? He was amazing in Waking the Dead.
It’s Private Frost! And this was after Aliens.
Wine was nice until the last mouthful.