I saw The Circle in the RPX when it came out, and I kind of wish I hadn’t. I had to pay for this movie and it was not worth seeing it on the big screen. Interestingly, I didn’t even really enjoy the movie when I saw it the first time. My friend came over and we had a movie marathon and we watched this one since he hadn’t seen it. He said he didn’t like it, but for some reason, I liked it better the second time I saw it. I’m not sure if the flickering light in the theater really bothered me that much.
I was a little surprised that Emma Watson doesn’t have her British accent in this movie. Truthfully, I was actually a bit disappointed. Her American accent isn’t terrible like some actors I could mention, but I guess I’m just used to her normal accent. I am also highly disappointed that Tom Hanks was not in the movie very because he’s on the cover of the DVD. Just based on that alone, I would think that would warrant more than 5 minutes of screen time. I love Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, but I felt like the film didn’t really utilize their talents. Even John Boyega was underutilized in this movie, and I think he’s a great actor. It almost feels like once it finally gets started, it just sort of ends.
Don’t even get me started on the ending. The whole plot just stops abruptly during what I considered to be the climax of the movie, and nothing ever gets resolved. Like I said I liked it a lot better when I watched it the second time, but I have no idea how this was any different from me viewing it the first time. I would suggest renting this from the library, that way the only thing you lose is time.
My score: 6/10
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