Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Releases on Blu-Ray/DVD November 22nd 2016
1 hr 35 mins
Not Rated


Director: John Moore
Writer: Dan Kay & William Wisher

Pierce Brosnan as Mike Regan
James Frecheville as Ed Porter
Anna Friel as Rose Regan
Stefanie Scott as Kaitlyn Regan
Michael Nyqvist as Henrik
Adam Fergus as Sullivan[3]
Jason Barry as Patrick
Clare-Hope Ashitey as Joan
Austin Swift as Lance

In I.T., Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home.”  But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant (James Frecheville) starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life.  In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.

Review by Stephen M.

I.T. while well acted is your standard predictable revenge thriller that has been done over and over again.  Pierce Brosnan is well cast as Mike Regan, CEO millionaire of a company described as the Uber of private jets that is aiming to become a public company.  James Frecheville as I.T. consultant Ed Porter that joins his company soon becomes the bane of not only Mike's company but his family as well.  Was that a spoiler?  Absolutely not, considering they set him up to be the antagonist early on in the film taking away the suspense of who Mike Regan will go up against.  

James Frecheville's character at times silly, on a whole does a good job egging on Mike Regan.  The rest of the supporting cast also does a decent job in their role considering the plot that they are handed to work with.  The film while not great, is not horrendous but would be a stretch to say that it would be worth paying full price for the DVD or Blu Ray.

Die hard Pierce Brosnan fans will want to pick this up to reminiscence of his glory days of playing James Bond.  With the fancy suits and expensive cars, playing a man of power, they could not have picked a better role for him.  The Director does a good job in providing some thrills in the end, but it is the beginning 2/3 of the film that is pretty textbook set up for this type of genre that will provide little entertainment.  Overall, I would say wait for this film to show up on Netflix or cable, which is where it should have started off at, perhaps on ID Investigation or the LMN network.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Stars

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