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Echelon Conspiracy [Blu-ray]
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Now you're beginning to grasp the dire waste of time that is Echelon Conspiracy. A very small child could have done a better job of writing the script. It's perhaps condign that a movie about a machine should be so terribly mechanical, but it doesn't make for a rewarding viewing experience.
Perhaps if you've recently been lobotomized, this might make for interesting viewing. Or perhaps if you're in a coma it might be acceptable background noise. But if you are a human with any semblance of functioning mental faculties, this nonsense has nothing whatsoever to recommend it. Watching grass grow would be less predictable, more exciting, and ultimately more rewarding.
The film starts out as an excellent thriller/mystery in spite of the lead being Shane West. Shane stars as Max "glass jaw" Peterson a man who installs programs in computers to prevent hackers. Max gets a strange phone that sends him text messages which saves his life and gives him money. We also know the government is after this device and other people have received such a phone and have died from following its instructions. At this point the film is an excellent thriller/mystery.
There are few suspects and clues in this production and then we find out who's the culprit and the film becomes boring. Max saves the day from a stunt he saw in "War Games" or if you prefer, the Star Trek episode "The Changeling." At this point I groaned. Perhaps if you have never seen either of those two productions, this might seem pretty darn good. As for me, I got bored when I realized you could kill the "bad guy" by tripping over the plug.
Ving Rhames always does a good character job. Outside of that, the film lacked. Might work as a rental. Better than most of the "Red Box" action.
PARENTAL GUIDE: F-bombs, no nudity, brief love scene.
I won't spoil the plot for you, but I will say this movie is worthy of seeing once. Once you have seen it, I doubt you will have any urge to watch it again without it being some stupid personal reason. It's worthy of renting once... however, at the moment Amazon is selling it for under $4... I guess it's worthy of that, then you can pass it on to friends or be OK with getting a dollar or two for it at a pawn shop.
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Really like this type of movie, great script and acting; great actors. Seen this done before or after; probably, but still a really good movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jackie L. Adams
This movie was thrilling from the start. The action prompted heavy anticipation and suspense to formulate throughout the film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Not a bad movie however I found the voice of Edward Burns so irritating that I actually fast forwarded some parts that he was in This type of movie is not suited for his voice... Read morePublished 2 months ago by david l cole
This dvd was in great condition! I loved it also! I would certainly be willing to buy from this seller again! Thank you!Published 2 months ago by Helen Scoggin
Stellar cast, less than stellar plot, dialogue, and execution...Very similar to the movie Eagle Eye; a secret government computer gains a level of sentience and starts to take... Read morePublished 3 months ago by azjmw
Another forgettable and predictable modern action movie. Plot and characters are not well developed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amos