Shameless Apple product placement, poor script, unnecessarily dragged in good actors.
Liam Hemsworth is Adam Cassidy, a cocky and ambitious young technology developer who is forced by his boss (Gary Oldman) to steal corporate secrets from a rival technology company CEO (Harrison Ford). Embeth Davidtz does well as a woman who teaches Adam the art of corporate espionage, while Richard Dreyfuss? talents are wasted in the role of Adam?s ailing father.
Let?s see? this movie has? some great shots of New York City! That?s about the best thing I can say about ?Paranoia?. Unfortunately, those beauty shots are few and far between, much like the moments of real tension in the story. And those moments are connected by dialog and plot points that range from lame to silly to ridiculous. Of course, it would?ve helped if more members of the cast could actually act.
There are a couple half-way decent twists near the end of the movie, but by then, I was more interested in what time it was than what was going to happen to these characters. It?s almost as if there were a conspiracy to put out a movie with a cool title and a few great actors, then distribute an interesting trailer, all to get ME into the theater to waste my time and money.
Maybe that?s just my paranoia talking.
Or not. ?Paranoia? gets a ?D?.