Chris Hemsworth stars as Nick Hathaway, a hacker serving more an decade sentence in prison until an old friend (Leehorn Wang) and his sister Lien (Wei Tang) need him in order to figure out who is behind putting an old code into a virus. A virus that caused a terrorist attack in China. A code Nick created.
The main villain is a mystery until the end of the movie. The good guys are distracted by their own issues of trust, but random attacks against them bring the team together. Problem is it takes so long to get to the action scenes you lose interest in the story. The dark gritty scenes trying to explain the story and add some emotion to the characters are not compelling. If the action was evenly spaced it would have been bearable and not so exhausting just to take in the plot.
Fans of Hemsworth will enjoy his performance as he showcased his range as an actor, taking a role not typically suited for him and making it unique and special. Somewhat wasted since he will make much more money and be remembered more as Thor than a person who actually lives in the real world.
Directed by Michael Mann