#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cybertrophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and an ex-hacker, he finds one – and much more than that…
Plot: Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cyber-trophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and an ex-hacker, he finds one – and much more than that…
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Better that I was expecting
From everything that I heard about the original script (which was “obtained” under mysterious circumstances and leaked to the world before shooting started), I was expecting this movie to be really, really awful. I was pleasantly surprised to see that either Miramax, the writers, and/or the producers took some of the hacker community’s complaints seriously, and adjusted the script accordingly. The final script that was filmed is certainly more even-handed and fair to Kevin Mitnick than Shimomura and Markoff’s horrible book “Takedown” was (for a much better treatment of the Kevin Mitnick story, read Jonathan Littman’s 1996 book “The Fugitive Game”), and we should be grateful that this film didn’t end up being the hatchet-job on Kevin that we all thought it was going to be.
I was glad to see that the “trashcan cover scene”, for example, didn’t make the final cut, but a little disappointed that we weren’t shown how large of a role that John Markoff played during Shimo’s “manhunt” for Kevin, and then afterward; according to their own book, Markoff was present for many of the events that took place in North Carolina, and should have at least been shown in the scenes at the cell site alongside Shimo, Julia and the FBI agents.
They also could have done more with the “Lance” character, who represented a real hacker calling himself “Agent Steal” that was working for the FBI, and who figured prominently in the arrest and conviction of another hacker named Kevin Poulsen. (Poulsen’s story, done properly, would make for a great movie too, but I digress..) Another no-brainer, slam-dunk scene that should have been in the movie, but wasn’t for some reason, was Kevin and Shimo’s one and only face to face meeting, in a North Carolina courtroom shortly after his arrest, where Kevin uttered his now famous line “I respect your skills” to Shimo.
I mean, it’s no “Saving Private Ryan” or “Godfather Part II”, but it isn’t bad, either; in fact, it is a much more realistic and enjoyable movie than “Hackers” or “Sneakers” (to its credit, “Hackers” did have the lovely Angelina Jolie going for it), though not as much fun as “War Games”, which is truly the “Citizen Kane” of hacker movies, or “Pump Up The Volume”, which was more of a hacker movie than people realize, even though the “hacking” is done with a pirate radio station instead of a computer.
As others have already recommended here, go find a copy of “Freedom Downtime”, the excellent documentary about Kevin that was produced by Emmanuel Goldstein and the staff of 2600 Magazine, you won’t be disappointed.
Interesting, even good
Not bad at all. A worthwhile film to watch on the merits of filmmaking. Subject-wise, it’s DEFINITELY more realistic than the God-awful “Hackers,” which portrayed the hackers as ultra-cool players rather than the lonely, self-esteemed-challenged losers that they really are. Look, folks, “hacking” isn’t glamorous. There IS a reason it’s done mostly by teenagers and kids in their ’20s who refuses to grow up. It’s terribly boring, languid, and the result is never worth all the effort put into it.
Consider the losers who phreaks phones for example. So they save .35 cents on a phone call. Big whoops. Or the guys who has to sleep in dumpsters and fight through all the garbage just to steal some poor sap’s credit card or social security number of dial-up account. How fun. The simple fact is, hackers and wanna-be hackers are juveniles who has no life to live, so they spend their time (hours and hours) hoping and praying to get into someone’s phone system and access their computers. And for what reason? Maybe to delete some files or change a website around. Once again, big whoops.
This movie treats hacking perfectly. They’re lonely, they’re self-deluded into thinking what they are doing are “noble.” Free code for the whole world! Yeah, right, and I suppose it’s just fine to steal a PC game out of CompUSA, right? After all, it’s the same thing. You’re stealing someone’s hard work. Did you notice that in this movie Mitnick has exactly ONE FRIEND? That’s actually ONE MORE than real ‘hackers’ have. Trust me, I’ve seen a lot of them at school.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (Germany), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (USA)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Joe Chappelle
Writer Tsutomu Shimomura, John Markoff, David Newman
Actors Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm