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The Rob Reviews “Paranoia”

Gaumont Film Company

If you’ve even heard of this movie, I’d be mildly surprised.  However, it’s still in theaters…  Is it worth seeing?

 

Recently my girlfriend and I were trying to figure out what movie we were going to go and see.  Normally, this would be a no-brainer for me since I STILL haven’t seenThe Wolverineyet…  But “someone” didn’t want to see that.

 

I digress.

 

We saw a movie that was playing, but we knew nothing about.  It was called Paranoia, and we watched the trailer on YouTube and decided it looked pretty good.  It stars Miley Cyrus’ (rumored) ex-boyfriend, Thor’s brother Liam Hemsworth.  It also stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.

 

Paranoia is a super-modern techno-business thriller about the inner-workings of two competing smart-phone companies.  Each company pulls out all the stops in their attempts less to take over the cell-phone business, and more to see their competing company fail.  While this may sound mundane, the ‘p–sing contest’ between the two companies quickly becomes a matter and life and death for the young brilliant minds that intellectually keep both companies running.

 

When I told some of my friends that I was seeing this movie, or had seen this movie, all of them noted they had not heard of it.  I don’t know why it wasn’t promoted like as much as other trivial summer films, especially with a decently loaded cast and budget.  I think the film’s biggest hurdle getting people into the theater is that people have just flat-out not heard about this movie.

 

The film wasn’t bad.  I wouldn’t say it’s a must-see, but one you could find enjoyment in if you found it on demand or something like that.  The plot would get a little bit outrageous, rarely about the slightly-futuristic technology in smart-phones, but often times at the near-death experience these business people and their employees would find themselves in.  It’s a thriller, and it has those same “suspension of disbelief” rules that every Hollywood motion picture is entitled too, but that was my biggest complaint.

 

Another sad thing I experienced while watching Paranoia was when you first see film legend Harrison Ford on screen.  I haven’t seen Harrison in a film since 2008′s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  I literally spoke out loud to myself Man, Indiana Jones has gotten OLD!!”  …He has.  I didn’t like seeing Harrison look so old and somewhat feeble compared to his incredibly spry younger years.

 

Don’t expect it to light your world on fire, but if you get a chance, you should try to watchParanoia!

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