First of all, as you may already know, we are proud supporters of the Snowden movie release in Romania. Starting November 18th, the picture hits cinemas throughout the country, but we got to see it a bit earlier to tell you whether you should also go to the cinema or not (in case you haven’t already). Be warned, however: SPOILER ALERT!
So, what happens when one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed directors and one of the digital age’s favorite real-life heroes meet? A gripping hacker thriller emerges, bound to make each of us question our own privacy and whether we really don’t have anything to hide.
Although the movie manages to quite accurately illustrate the life and struggles of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, if you want to see a factual depiction of the former CIA and NSA contractor, then you should probably try the Citizenfour documentary, directed by Laura Poitras.
On the other hand, Oliver Stone, the director who brought Platoon, The Doors, Natural Born Killers, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, dramatized the Snowden character, without affecting his humanity or credibility too much though. Because the last thing we needed was another Avengers character (what would Snowden’s super-ability be though: online invisibility?)