In the light of the recent hacker attacks, and all the fuss about megaupload, Swordfish comes as a logical choice for viewing. Right from the beginning, with one of the most awesome explosions ever created, Swordfish shows us what we are in for. And here we reach the first obstacle, and that is the reality of the events in the movie. Swordfish isn’t an accurate representation of hacking, conspiracies or anything else, it is an action/thriller movie that happens to have some hackers (and naked Halle Berry). Therefore just consider it a fun movie, with explosions, gun fights and somewhat interesting plot. There a lot of cliches, but they seem to fit in nicely with the rest of the story. So you can just relax, enjoy the action (and tits) and your selected beverage (I recommend beer). All the three leads were great, John Travolta proved over and over again that he is great as the creepy villain (I think that all the actors that wanna play bad guys should convert to Scientology), young Hugh Jackman was too cool and slick as a rouge hacker and what to say about megahot Halle Berry besides that she is a true eye-candy…

Stanley Jobson is a hacker who got out of jail recently and now lives in a trailer in a middle of nowhere. He is forbidden to touch a computer, let alone work on it, and his ex-wife is now married to a porn king shooting movies out of her apartment. This is surely not a good environment for his daughter, and with that in mind Stanley accepts the offer of a mysterious woman called Ginger. Hoping that he will get the custody of his daughter he agrees to meet a flamboyant millionaire Gabriel Shear for a 100.000 $. After his guard put a gun to his head, and his prostitute started giving him head Gabriel Shear ordered him to hack into a Department of Defense. That’s the time when he realized that he got himself in a quite a pickle…

Director: Dominic Sena

Cast: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Sam Shepard, Vinnie Jones

Fun Facts: The actors were all reacting to blank computer screens. The graphics were added later.


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