Blackhat Is An Action Movie Disguised As A Smart Movie

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Chris Hemsworth’s new movie Blackhat delivers in all the wrong places. We entered the theater looking forward to seeing the very watchable World’s Sexiest Man, in a story about hackers and cyber terrorism. Hemsworth seems to be following in the footsteps of Tom Cruise. We mistakenly assumed that a film about upscale hacking would NOT include the usual gun battles and car chases that Cruise movies always have. We were wrong. Blackhat is very much a teenage boy action movie with a dollop of romance for the girls. Chris isn’t given much to work with and appears a little stiff, but even his watchability doesn’t make up for a plot we’ve seen before, too many times. Pass the aspirin.

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