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.
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
Un qualsiasi episodio di Black Mirror ha più dignità. Il libro è una bellezza, il film sbaglia completamente tono, avanza goffo, senza sapore in una recita scolastica piattissima. Emma Watson è davvero ai minimi storici e il finale è completamente capovolto tradendo il senso del romanzo. C'è qualche momento di lucidità, ma è come se un cretino ti raccontasse Moby Dick.
Imagine a big episode of Black Mirror and there you have "The Circle". Unfortunately, i think you could find more cinema, more critical approach and more philosophical substance from the tv serie, than from this film. A tragic example when a popular tv phenomenon is capitalized for the big screen and not even the story can hold for it self. A terrible mess, with terrible actors.
Il est assez facile de faire d'un mauvais livre un mauvais film visiblement. The Circle donne l'impression d'être au boulot, dans le monde un peu évanescent d'aujourd'hui. Sa portée critique rassemble au battement d'une rame d'aviron sur un lac. Et l'empathie qu'il donne de ses personnages est aussi émouvant qu'un like sur FB.
A suitably scary concept and there are a few effectively chilling setpieces, but mostly this feels like the studio took footage from Ponsoldt and tried to salvage a film from it. The cast is wasted and an unexpectedly wasting away Bill Paxton the most effective moment in the movie.