Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cinema Cycle - The Net


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

Net, The (1995)
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DATE REVIEWED: 02/22/2016

TITLE: The Net

FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 55 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 24 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 4218.1 miles

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SYNOPSIS: A young computer geek becomes entangled in a plot to control government and society.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Paranoia in the digital age.  A young actress coming into her own.  The ‘chick-flick’ meets space invaders.  

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PROS AND CONS:  I had seen this film before, but could not recall any details about the movie.  This time around I walked away with a slightly different perspective. Time will do that.  

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This is a good film and it is entertaining to watch, if nothing else for Sandra Bullock’s pre-Oscar winning performance as the coquette that is thrown into the dark intrigue of the budding digital age.

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There are some flaws.  Some of the sentimental scenes could have been cut back significantly, and some of the sub-plots (such as the hired killer falling in love with his victim), could really have been dropped.  None-the-less, a better than average film.   


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.