Basically, all I wanted to do this afternoon was sit around the flat and get high, but we had two coupons for the cinema and Sam said he wanted to see something call ‘The Circle,’ which I immediately looked up. Emma Watson, that’s a good point. Tom Hanks, that’s another. Plot, innocent girl starts work at high tech firm, realizes they are totally evil and does something about it, sort of like Tom Cruise in The Firm. Check, sounds like my kind of film. Then I saw that the critics rated it at 14% and audiences only a bit higher. Oh, well, like I say: we had the coupons.
It wasn’t a bad movie. While I’m glad we didn’t spend money on it, I’m not unhappy to have seen it. It didn’t actually lower my IQ, as some of them will nowadays. The plot was good enough, The Circle is a mega-popular social media company/cult that wants to take over the world and force everybody in the world to think alike and they almost get away with it until Emma Watson gives a really great speech at the end and all the people who thought she was a geek now think she’s awesome, and the world will now live happily ever after.
The weakest part of the film, and I hate to say it, was Emma Watson. I loved her in the Harry Potter films, and I’ve heard reports that she is astounding in Beauty and the Beast, but I just couldn’t get a grasp on her supposed personality in this. She just seemed kind of always down.
One of the bright parts was the girl who was her best friend. I forget the actress’s name, but she was Amy Pond in Dr. Who.
So, see it. Or don’t It really won’t make any difference to the world what you do.