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Paranoia‘s Not Smart Enough August 18, 2013

Posted by Alichat in Movies.
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Paranoia PosterI attended a screening of Paranoia Wednesday night, thanks to some free radio tickets, thinking that I would be treated to a smart, edgy, thriller.  With such a great cast; Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Josh Holloway, Liam Hemsworth, Richard Dreyfuss, Amber Heard, Julian McMahon, how could it not be?  Sadly, it was a disappointment.

Paranoia is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Finders.  It’s about a young programmer/developer named Adam Cassidy (Hemsworth.) A ‘bridge and tunnel’ kid raised by his working class father, he has high ambitions and a bit of an ego.  Adam works for Nicolas Wyatt (Oldman) at his global tech company, Wyatt Enterprises.  Wyatt is the former protegé of Jock Goddard (Ford,) the founder and head of Eikon Industries.  Goddard and Wyatt are now bitter rivals, each trying to outsmart the other to be the leader in the tech industry.  Adam, after botching a major presentation to Wyatt and getting (more…)