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Hardwired

Hardwired (2009) Movie Poster
  •  Canada / USA  •    •  94m  •    •  Directed by: Ernie Barbarash.  •  Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Val Kilmer, Michael Ironside, Tatiana Maslany, Eric Breker, Juan Riedinger, Chad Krowchuk, Terry Chen, Hiro Kanagawa, Rachel Luttrell, Donny Lucas, Ali Liebert, Monica Mustelier.  •  Music by: Schaun Tozer.
        After a tragic accident claims the lives of Luke Gibson's (Gooding Jr.) wife and unborn child, he is left with critical injuries and complete amnesia. A new technological breakthrough from the Hexx Corporation - a Psi-Comp Implant that's hardwired into Luke's brain - saves his life, but Luke soon finds out that this new technology comes with a price and that the Hexx Corporation harbors sinister plans for the new device. With the help of new allies, Luke tries to recover the memories of his past while uncovering the Hexx Corporation's true motives.

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I watched this last night and I have to say I was hugely disappointed. When I saw it had Cuba Gooding Jr and Val Kilmer in, I was quite excited but they must've done this for something to do. The actual premise of the movie is a good one and some bits do work but, for the most part, it falls short of all it's aims. For starters the acting is awful, god awful. The plot is all over the place. Continuity is hilarious is some parts For instance Cuba Goodings character has been in an accident, lost his memory and is seeing things, gets told to go in a white van and then trust these weirdos. Two minutes later after they have shown him some of his past, he suddenly get enraged, joins their cause and starts commanding others whilst going on a mission to kill people and gain revenge. Oh and he is a master of martial arts and such....It just wasn't believable. Val Kilmers character looked completely wooden and he just ended up irritating me by the end of it. At one point he was acting like a kid in a school play. As for the boy and Girl team and the main hacker (Keyboard) well, lets just say they must have done it for the experience because they no way would've been paid for their parts. The boy and girl would tap away on their keyboards like pro hackers when actually it looked as though they were flapping their hands against them. At least they could've tried to look as though they were using a keyboard. The main hacker (Keyboard is his name) looked ridiculous as a cripple in a bed hacking away. It didn't look real at all. Terrible.

Special effects were OK but you could tell they were done to try and amaze instead of just to blend in with the movie.

Overall, hugely disappointed in Val Kilmer and Cuba Gooding Jr. I like them both as actors and Val has done some great stuff recently but this was woeful.

The main thing that annoyed me was the the street scenes. Films can either be shot in real street or in those pretend streets in film lots, with the obligatory drain steaming away. You could tell it was all false and tacky. The reason this was the main thing that annoyed me was, it was pretty much featured in the first 5 minutes and that set the platform for the movie, for me.


Review by darnun from the Internet Movie Database.