Film: The Circle
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directed By: James Ponsoldt
Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega
About: A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover an agenda that will affect the lives of all of humanity.
Having been intrigued by this movie for a while I gave it a watch, having both Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in this movie I was worried that I had higher expectations for this movie than I could give it credit for however I was wrong and I am super glad that I did end up watching this movie.
When a woman gets a job in a new company through the means of a friend she is super happy t get a job however it changes the way in which her friends see her and the job starts to pressure her about how she should be online more. When she thinks that it is wrong for a higher member of the public to have all of their emails and life on show she decides to go transparent and show the world everything in her life. However, when this has dire consequences and the technology ends up hurting people she takes a stand!
I thought that this film had a really interesting concept and had a lot of realism within it due to the way that technology is currently going and more and more of people's lives going online for everyone to see. I did find this film rather creepy in the way that everyone was able to see all of someone's e-mails and see their whole life making them have no privacy at all within their life. Also the ability to find those who are not wanting to be within the Circle within minutes giving no-one any time to be away from the online community at all. I did think that this film at the ending putting everyone around the world online and live online at all time seemed really dangerous however within the movie made a lot of sense to do so that people are a little safer rather than just targeting certain people. The acting within this movie was also done well from Tom Hanks and Emma Watson and did make me feel for the characters and gave a creepy feel throughout the whole movie which did make me enjoy it a lot.
I would highly recommend this movie for those who are looking for a rather realistic, creepy sci-fi movie and those who are fans of both Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. This film is one that genuinely surprised me and I am looking forward to seeing it again and catching parts I possibly missed within the first time watching this.
My Rating: 4/5
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