Anti-Trust: bad geek movie
Over the weekend I saw the film 'Anti-Trust', a tech-conspiracy thriller, staring Tim Robbins as a crazed billion-dollar software psychopath; a thinly-veiled cartoon of how the media likes to portray Bill Gates.
(His name, 'Gary Winston' cleverly resembled the name 'Gates William.' Mind Blowing Stuff!) He wasn't really all that evil though. He just needed to chill-out a little, maybe browse through a copy of 'The Mythical Man Month', and lost that 'Ship-It!' mentality.
The main character, a young software developer, looked like a very serious version of Rory Blyth. (What a crock! Everyone knows real nerds don't look that geeky.)
- Technical Mistakes
- Chilling trivia
- One forensic scientist to another, while they checked for fingerprints on a keyboard: "Dust the colon and the backslash key: only geeks use those keys."
- A headline: "Murdered For Code"
The main character burnt two whole CD-Roms in five seconds. Yet (for the sake of dramatic tension) it took the actors ten verrrry long seconds to read out an IP address.
The main evil-geek-henchman was named 'Redmond.' I wonder if that was a subtle reference to something?
My Missus was not impressed that I kept taking notes during the movie. "Go on!" she said, "Write down why the geeky movie is incorrect about geeky things, so the geeky-geeks who read your geeky site can laugh their geeky little laugh!"
I give it one-and-a-half "HAL 9000"s.Next → ← Previous
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