Movies Open Forum: BLACKHAT written by Robert Reineke January 15, 2015 Let’s see, Blackhat features a hacker that looks like Chris Hemsworth and is very adept with guns and martial arts. I’d say that puts it in Modern Myth territory. Beyond the general conceit of the premise, there are interesting things to discuss. First and foremost, is that it’s Michael Mann’s first movie in about half a decade. Mann doesn’t seem quite cut out for superhero films, but he talented professionals who are very good at their jobs type of storytelling has brought us some classics. The fact that he was the first to bring Hannibal Lecter, who’s practically a supervillain, to life with style should at least give some hope that there’s something interesting going on. This is probably an important film for Chris Hemsworth who would likely want to do something more than Thor for the rest of his career. So far, Scarlett Johansson seems to have done the best of having a significant career beyond the Marvel movies while RDJ has had his successes, two Sherlock Holmes films, and duds like The Soloist and The Judge. I don’t know if a January opening portends well, although Liam Neeson makes it work, but it will tell us a lot about where Hemsworth stands in the regard of the general public. So, feel free to chime in after you’ve seen it with your opinions and thoughts about where Chris Hemsworth is going with his career. Open Forum: BLACKHAT was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Blackhat 9 comments -1 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Academy Award Nominations Scored By Modern Myth Movies next post Tom Hardy Exits SUICIDE SQUAD You may also like CinemaCon 2013: Warner Bros. Presentation April 17, 2013 Open Forum: THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT March 19, 2015 The Pull Of ‘Gravity’ Intensifies With Another... July 25, 2013 Steven Soderbergh reimagines 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY January 14, 2015 Retro Review: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME May 11, 2015 David Goyer + Joseph Gordon-Levitt = SANDMAN? December 17, 2013 BIRDMAN Takes Flight in New International Trailer July 31, 2014 Another New Trailer Showcases The Force Of... September 4, 2013 Director Paul Feig Reveals His New GHOSTBUSTERS January 27, 2015 Alan Taylor In Talks To Direct TERMINATOR... September 6, 2013 Joshua Nathan Strong Hollywood is a better place with Michael Mann making movies Robert Reineke Blackhat got crushed this weekend, maybe making $5 million for the 4 day Holiday, and not even cracking the top 10. The primary culprit seems to be American Sniper, fueled by the Oscar nominations. Apparently, Oscar does still matter. Robert Reineke It’s probably worth noting that Charlize Theron looks like she deserved her win for equal pay with Chris Hemsworth based on this opening. Robert Reineke BTW, holy cow at American Sniper’s opening weekend. Joshua Nathan Strong We’re you shocked like I was? We hear all these thing that Hollywood only puts out blockbusters and small prestige films at the end of the year, you don’t see the $50M winter/spring movie anymore. Maybe American Sniper can restore the ‘middle ground’ of Hollywood and we can see more films like this (In terms of budget) year round. Robert Reineke Shocked by the size of it, but pleasantly surprised. It certainly does seem to confirm what I’ve surmised for a while, you can open a movie in just about any month, although I’m skeptical about the few weeks after school opens in the fall. And I’m glad to see the general public support something that’s not a huge blockbuster. Oh, and say what you will about WB, nobody is better at marketing these mid-tier type of films. stock Guess I’m looking more forward to Hemsworth in the Moby Dick movie. That looks pretty good in the previews. Hey berto I never thought this really would do much at the box office. A new Michael Mann film is a lock for me, but this has been undersold in a big way. Not many really knew about this, and that’s a shame. Kerry Vanderberg I saw it last weekend and I enjoyed it. I had a hard time at a couple of points following the tech aspects of the plot, but I’m oblivious to the world of hackers so I knew that was a possibility. The ending had some trouble, but overall I really enjoyed it. Hemsworth was great, the rest of the cast was great. I always love the way the shots look in Michael Mann’s films and this was no different. Beautiful cinematography and very atmospheric mood throughout the movie (like many of his films). I would give it a B.