Blackhat

Very definitely a Michael Mann film. To such an extent that there are some themes and scenes which appear to have been lifted and updated directly from Heat. Had anyone else done that it would have been an outrage, but I like that Michael Mann has revisited some of his best bits 20 years later.

It’s clever how he has made an intense action thriller from computer hacking. I suppose it helps that Chris Hemsworth can handle himself in a fight and isn’t the usually geeky computer nerd trope, and you can’t beat Mann’s filmic nightscapes for visual impact.

Viola Davis was compelling, not least with her delivery of the word ‘Gary’. Not sure that Wei Tang was properly able to express enough of a range in English, but that aside, she is fine.

I enjoyed this, and I came out wanting to watch Heat again, so win/win for me.

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