“Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth does little to wow in his first leading role in the drama/thriller “Paranoia.”
Starring opposite Harrison Ford and Gary Oldsman, Hemsworth plays Adam Cassidy, a young New Yorker trying to work his way to the top. Ford and Oldsman are rival tech execs each looking to destroy the others’ company.
Using forms of blackmail, the two execs force the young, driven Cassidy to do their dirty work. While the audience is supposed to root for Cassidy, Hemsworth’s lackluster acting leaves you not really caring whether or not he succeeds.
None of the characters are extremely relatable or even likeable. The plotline is quite predictable, and doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat like a good action movie should.
However, with its large focus on the future of technology, the film shows a reasonably realistic approach to where smartphones could be headed in the future. This is the only believable aspect of the film. Cell phones and social networking are something both companies strive to take as far as they can, proving to be their downfall.
Sadly, the film is enough to keep you interested, but not enough to make you paranoid