Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and Wei Tang star in Michael Mann’s latest film, the oh-so-timely thriller Blackhat that arrives, amid seemingly endless real-world cyber attacks such as today’s shutdown of social-media sites for the U.S. military.
In the movie, Hemsworth plays a convicted computer criminal furloughed from prison by Davis’ FBI agent to work with a team of American and Chinese computer specialists, including Tang Wei. They’re trying to fend off attacks by a shadowy criminal group that has already created havoc in Hong Kong and on Chicago’s commodities exchanges.
I freely admit I’m fairly computer illiterate, and there are parts of the script, written by Morgan Davis Foehl, that I didn’t quite understand. Mann also produced the movie, along with Thomas Tull of Legendary Pictures and Jon Jashni. Universal is handling distribution for the film, which is hitting theaters in the United States and a number of other territories this week.
Take a look at my review. Are you planning on seeing the movie? Let us know what you think.