DVD Review: Paranoia
Harrison Ford should have really retired somewhere between Air Force One and Hollywood Homicide. But no, he kept making films, and the further away from his glory days in the eighties, the less his glory shines. In Paranoia we get a Harrison Ford playing a grumpy old man with all the talent of a wet, wind-blown leaf. His glory has disappeared and he’s now the relative you wish you had never met. And despite all this, he’s still the best thing about the improbably and utterly predictable Paranoia.
Starring Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy, a typical late twenties New York guy who thinks the world owes hims something, but doesn’t want to work at getting it. As a figurative finger to his boss who just fired him, he takes his friends out for a night on the town courtesy of the company credit card, which he inexplicably still has. Waking up with a bit of a hangover he gets bundled into a car and delivered to his ex-boss with the threat of fraud charges or go work under cover and steal my competitors secrets.
Oh and if you do the undercover thing, we’ll make you rich and allow you to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
For a tech savvy New Yorker Adam fails to notice the whole if it sounds too good principle and dives right into the give me the high life and I’ll steal for you plan.
But of course, this is a thriller, even if it is constructed like a wet piece of toilet paper, so not everything is as it seems, and the plot has a major twist, then the necessary counter twist.
Both Ford and Hemsworth have done better, and so can you, by avoiding this film unless you’re a die hard Hemsworth fan and your only credentials for a good film are that Hemsworth takes his top off at least once.
Rating: M Violence & offensive language.