The idea of technology and what we are willing to give up on a personal level to attain higher levels of inter connectivity with the world around us is something that fascinates me. Now, put that concept into a thriller that’s cast features Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt and John Boyega, and you’ve got something that I’m interested in watching. Hell, I’m just happy to see Tom Hanks in a thriller that doesn’t have him chasing the end of days.
I’m not sure how good this movie is going to be, but is sure going to start a huge wave of paranoia about privacy rights in the new technological age.
The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.