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.
Intriguing Black Mirror-esque satire to demonstrate impending Orwellian dangers of technological advancements becomes tawdry revenge story with no final comment on its initially intriguing conceptual undercurrent.
67/100 - Decent (2.5)
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...
Un film mediocre che fa pensare.. a cose già pensate molto meglio da altri: La mort en direct (1979, con una splendida Romy Schneider), Nosedive (Black Mirror, terza stagione, diretto da Joe Wright) ecc.. Un risultato davvero troppo povero, decisamente sprecato per un cast così ricco.
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.