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.
It's fairly entertaining, and the characters are certainly watchable, but it lacks the creeping dread that's present from the novel, as the main character buys in more and more to the company's twisted ethos that "sharing is caring" and "privacy is theft". The ending is simultaneously better and worse than the book's; more satisfying, perhaps, but with the weaker buildup, less significant.
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).