Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.
God, this movie is bad. And it's so much fun I can hardly stand it. Reasons why you should watch Hackers, in no particular order: - A steaming 20-something Angelina Jolie, - A bleach-blonde Jonny Lee Miller (hubba hubba), - An ever awesome Matthew Lillard, who cranked his Lillardness up to 11, - A duo of DJ/hackers named Razor and Blade (feel free to cry), - An awesome and totally cliché GenX soundtrack, - "It's 1995 so we have to make an Eddie Vedder reference" (and it's totally awesome), - Fisher Stevens who acts out his entire part as if he's on steroids, - Did I mention Angelina Jolie? Does this movie have any basis in any realm of conceivable realism? Nope. Is this even what actual hacking looks like? Oh puh-lease! Is it everything you could wish for in an hour and a half of pleasurable suspension of disbelief? Absolutely. Hackers is sexy and silly and every good kind of bad. I gave you my recommendation. If you don't like this movie then there's nothing I can do about it. _(February 2017)_