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Movie Review: Paranoia
Soledad Revello - Special to Times of Oman.
September 02, 2013 , 8 : 32 pm GST
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Paranoia official movie posters.
Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford
With some interesting and legendary actors like Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman featuring in the movie, one may think that they will do magic together, but the storyline is so bad that they cannot even show us their renowned acting skills. It is always nice to see Harrison Ford on the screen due to his charismatic acting. There is only one particular scene where both the actors meet in a club to have a little chat. That is the only moment you are thrilled to see them together since "Air Force One".
As for Liam Hemsworth, this charming young actor takes the lead role. With "The Hunger Games" on his back, Liam tries his best to play the role of a desperate young man who has no choice but to spy on one of the biggest technology companies in the world.
It was not a good idea to name this movie "Paranoia" as it lacks any sense of this word. This is a thriller where the faulty storyline makes the movie less exciting and breathtaking compared to other thrillers that cinema lovers enjoy.
The question is, why "Paranoia"? Clearly, it is not paranoia that Adam (Liam Hemsworth) is facing throughout the entire movie.
It would be a travesty to call this movie a thriller, as it does not have any moments of suspense or surprise at all.
is littered with lots of clichés, which make most of the movie predictable.
I have to admit that the cameramen did a great job where they captured some really amazing frames of the New York skyline and also showed glimpses of the glamorous life of The Hamptons and upmarket New York.
Robert Luketic tried for the second time to make a thriller - his first one was the movie 21. However, this time around he did not prove as successful as the last time. 21 was a massive hit on the box office in 2008, thanks to Kevin Spacey's great acting, who this time turned down the role of Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman).
While many would agree that 21 was a great movie, which showed the inner working of gambling and Las Vegas, this time around, Luketic came up with an almost identical storyline but set in a different location. However, he couldn't deliver the same punch. With too many flaws in the script, he tried his best in a movie, which will definitely be forgotten by the end of this week.
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