To be 100% real, this isn't exactly good. But depending on when (and how dweebily) you grew up, it can be a nostalgic hoot even if you see it for the first time in 2017. A celebration of dated technology, ridiculous outfits, weird visualizations for coding, and the many uses of rollerblades...it's enough to make you forget that nowadays, at least half the characters would be posting Pepe memes or doxxing journalists.
Given the release date and genre you'd almost think my nostalgia could cover for any flaws but it's just so bad, so dated, so... did I say bad already? Also, back in the day I thought Jolie was gorgeous in this flick but now? Eh... kinda looks like Enrico Colantoni in Galaxy Quest.
I'm obsessed with how dated this weird lil punk-ass film is. It's as if it was made in some kind of magical, cyberpunk planet and I love it. On completely different note: if I had watched this as a kid I would have been a lot less confused about my sexuality thanks to Angie tbh.
A formation of some kind of transgressive utopia which is rich on rhetoric and low on logic. The thing is I can understand why this would be an appealing prospect for youths in the 90s when the internet offered technology and globalisation as liberation from ourselves, but of course now we can see those ideas are as dated and gauche as this film.
a bunch of queers hack the planet, foiled only by their heterosexual programming. a beautiful mess, amazingly inaccurate but gorgeously shot with a masterfully curated soundtrack. oh, and bear with me? lillard's character, in 2015, would absolutely be a cybergoth trans woman.
Badly-dated and ridiculous to anyone who's ever even turned on a computer, Hackers can easily be dismissed as a part of one's past they'd prefer to keep in a cardboard box in their attic. Since I never saw it until recently I just prefer to think of Hackers as goofy camp and proof that Angelina Jolie makes a better Romulan than a reptile.