The end doesn't do justice to the story, it left me with a bitter taste, a disappointment, like something failed. The links with Black Mirror make it very appealing, it shares the same references. But it lacks (seems to me) something more clear and incisive to say. It has a very good premise but it does not do enough with it. Lacks closure. (This is strictly after watching the movie, I have not read the novel).
It's a shame that even as technology has progressed so rapidly in such a short amount of time, screenplays that show or comment on its advancement haven't seen nearly as much growth or development. The Circle feels dated as people themselves are lampooning and rejecting the rise of social media in the present day, and it doesn't help when Hanks and Watson are shockingly lifeless in their own movie.
In which Hermione joins an uber-company that slaps a smiley face on the Utah Data Center's M.O....I committed the sin of watching the movie before reading the book, but I look forward to going through it's no doubt richer exploration of the brave New world of super-social media and roboculture...3.7 stars for the satisfying hypocrisy-double standard shattering conclusion...tech is only as good/bad as how it's used...
A really bad adaptation of Egger's novel, it mashes the plot so much and changes the ending that weakens the whole premise of the movie, from a technological satire of Silicon Valley to a sugar-coated "we-against-them" kind of plot. Forgetful.
Bloodless, guileless, lifeless. A woefully misjudged adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel that comes unstuck in its attempts at condensing the plot and ultimately adds nothing to the source text. Watson, on the face of it, looks like good casting but she is adrift in the film and fails to breathe any life into the character of Mae. A mess, frustratingly so, given how good Ponsoldt's previous film, The End of the Tour was
This movie is really bad. It was poorly written, there were no character developments, the plot was predictable, and they topped it with such a lazy ending. I wasn't feeling anything throughout the whole movie, it was empty. But, even with all of these, they still managed to inspire me somehow. So, I guess bad movies can be good too, sometimes.