Net Terrors

the%20netDue to my lack of general employment this summer, I have been able to catch up on classy TV shows like “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Charm School”.  You know, things I am not super proud of.  Free time leads to weakness as far as my ability to refuse trashy or available programming.

This week, my guilty TV hour led me to a film from the mid 90’s starring Sandra F’ing Bullock.  “The Net.”

Now, I am not sure how this film was received in the 90’s.  For all I know it was an epic flop.  But, for what it’s worth, I found it to be terrifying.  Sure there is something slightly archaic about dial up, and large girthy car phones, perchance even the extremely slowed down special effects for dramatic purposes were a bit passe…but the whole cyber terrorism theme: TERRIFYING.

It just made me think… if they were worried about this in 1995…and there is this whole film where Bullock is running away from creeps stripped of her identity due to her dealings on the Internet and her hacking talents…what would happen now?  what could happen now?  Maybe they should remake this poignant piece of filmy art as a movie called “The Net 2: I Found You On Facebook. Now Run.”  Someone who preys on the status updates of others, causing nightmarish terror and car chases.   I’d watch that.  I’d watch that clutching my pillow so tight my knuckles would whiten in sheer terror.

Uh oh.  Do I smell a pitch meeting?



~ by soartsyithurts on August 8, 2009.

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