“The Chinese say, “May you live in interesting times.” Well this has been the most interesting merger since my second marriage.” – Bob Garvin
Number of Times Seen – 2 (In theater in 1994 and 19 Dec 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A businessman is sexually harassed by his female boss and must try to clear his name before a corporate merger can go through by the end of the week.
My Take on it – This movie is very disappointing after having also read the book written by Michael Crichton.
The movie tries to focus too much on the sexual harassment plot point instead of the corporate intrigue plot points which are more interesting.
This decision was a very bad one since the writers assumed that the harassment storyline would get more viewers in the seats, but the corporate intrigue aspect is much more interesting to follow.
The problem with watching this movie now is the fact that technology has advanced so much in the last twenty years that the “cutting-edge” cd-rom technology here seems so ancient and outdated and in some instances quite comical.
Unfortunately, the movie (unlike the book) doesn’t focus enough on the corporate intrigue which is what made the book so good.
Bottom Line – This movie has a few good plot points, but seems mostly outdated and just doesn’t deliver the goods for a great corporate thriller like the book was.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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