Friday, April 28, 2017


The Circle is directed by James Ponsoldt and stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton.  The plot of the movie is a woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity. I was looking forward to seeing this even though I thought the book was pretty bad.   I surprisingly enjoyed this movie a lot. The topic of has technology gone too far is very relevant. For the first fifteen minutes of this movie I thought I was going to hate it. Not much happens that is that interesting.  Emma Watson is great in her role and her character Mae is likable, but it's not until she meets John Boyega's character that the movie picks up and becomes very suspenseful. I always enjoy seeing Tom Hanks in a film. He is one of my favorite actors and he is fantastic here. His character is intriguing and your not sure if he is a villain. I thought Mae's parents were really good characters. Bill Paxton plays her father I had almost forgotten that this is his final film so that's very sad. I thought it was interesting how both of her parents started noticing things about her new job that are very wrong and she hasn't noticed those things because she's gotten so sucked into this new world.   My biggest problem with the movie besides the first fifteen minutes being slow is that the film ends rather abruptly.  4 out of 5 stars for The Circle. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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