War Games movie review

A QUICK Review!  I found a bunch of old movie reviews that I never got around to publishing – they’re old, they’re short, but they get the job done!

War Games (1984)

stars-fourMatthew Broderick stars as a computer geek in the first age of personal modems in War Games, one of the first movies that takes a look at the idea of computers getting too much control. David (Broderick) thinks he is playing a computer game over the internet (and I use the term ‘internet’ loosely) by running the program remotely, but he’s actually playing against an artificial intelligence named ‘Joshua,’ who is an American military super computer and may or may not think David has just ordered an attack on the United States.  I don’t think it’s the best paced movie I’ve ever seen, but Broderick and Ally Sheedy carry it well.  It’s the sort of movie everybody has to see once.  If you’re older, it has great nostalgic value; if you’re younger, check out how sad computers used to be – even dial up AOL users will laugh at the way David connects to the internet.

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