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I saw the wrong Mule I was trying to watch the 2018 movie and saw this instead Should have been titled "Mixed Nuts" (spoiler alerts) Why Ebbing? Let's analyze Phantom Thread (SPoilers...only for those who've seen it) Parallels to Howard Hughes? View all posts >


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Yes...really campy and unrealistic....even discounting the 1200 Baud modem hacking. I'll say the concept was ahead of it's time though. I had my first "internet" experience around 1982 in 4th grade playing a textual golf/Bowling game where we could take home a suitcase computer and dial up on a modem (the kind you put the phone receiver on). The the internet didn't really become a thing again for me until the 90s oddly enough. I think the Military involvement (or Cabal/CIA) is quite realistic and true to life and was a compelling conflict of interest. Similar to real life when someone discovers something and others want to use it for evil purposes. We're heading in this direction now, which is what drew me to this movie (heard about it on boiler room podcast). The joking around and putting the device on a monkeys head and some other stuff was a bit questionable too. Overall a good movie. I found myself asking why there would be water activated soap/suds in a computer related factory....that whole thing was really stupid and went on far too long. They hacked and streamed like they had a T1 line too, not copper dial up...even from a pay phone. Similar concept explored more deeply in Strange days and Vanilla Sky...if you like this one...those did it somewhat better. I did find the visual effects impressive. Same guy who worked on 2001. BBC is fascist UK state sponsored. You sound racist. The "real world". What a joke. Typical liberal looking down their nose at other people. Hypocrite much? You're divisive, based on where someone was born or chooses to live and have the nerve to virtue signal about "racism". Turn off your TV and you'll be surprised reality is very different thank you think. Stop being brainwashed and divided. She was bad in this movie. Needs to retire. The whole movie was unimmersive. All I could see was Streep and a weird looking Hanks. Not their best effort. Plus it was saturated in fake looking digital scenery and odd lighting. They don't make movies like they used to. I know. How pathetic. Cheesy and overly sentimental like the awful schmaltzy score. Barf.. I bet people weren't even aware who owned the post at the time. Already in bankers hands. I enjoyed it and I didn't have very high hopes and read a lot of the whiny reviews prior. Inherent Vice TWBB The Master Magnolia 2nd tier The rest. IV & TWBB are among my all time favs. Perfection. Both are masterpieces. Thank God for PTA in a time of shitty movies. The best time tested movies aren't always box office successes. Nowhere above Inherent Vice There will be Blood The Master Magnolia I could put it in a tie with the others. I didn't love Punch Drunk Love like some others, so that's my least fav. It's ok, but nowhere as good as the top 4 IMO. It definitely could have been better, but I think Silicon Valley is a cult already. FB, Goog, Apple, TWTR ..all cults with cult leaders. The censorship and PC culture in reality is worse than portrayed in the movie...but yeah I see your point in some other ways. I went in expecting some of that so, in a way it seemed like it was a parody poking fun at itself, but kinda walked the line of drama/parody in parts. Even the casting was "multicultural" with Token's. I read the posts here before watching and expected it to be worse. I was surprised I finished watching it. At least it wasn't long, but it wasn't that great either. 5.5, which is higher than 4's it got. Had a few positive elements, but nothing I'd recommend or ever watch again. Hollywood has put out mostly crap in the last 3 years...and this is no different. View all replies >