This is a movie about a world where there is no anonymity due to ultra-modern technology, but some people managed to stay anonymous. These people few people use their anonymity to break the law in different ways (you can find out more about it here).
This movie approaches the privacy issue which got pretty big these days. There is this quote from one of the anonymous which I love: “It’s not that I have something to hide, I just have nothing I wish for you guys to see”. I believe these are two different things which we often tend to mix. Respecting people’s privacy has nothing to do with the intent of hiding something. Most of world leaders would like to control anything and everything and this doesn’t refer only to governments. Once a company becomes a worldwide authority, it tends to learn as much as they can about their customers, which is ok as long as they have people’s consent (even though most people don’t really know what they’re agreeing with). Anything else is an abuse.
The second interesting thing in this movie is that people get to be misled because others can “hack” into their minds and do whatever they want there. Because of this, the affected people see only what the hackers what for them to see. We can see that all around us today (of course, not as visual as in this movie). We can be influenced so much that we tend to overlook certain things and we only see what we’re influenced to see. If we get in a negative mindset because we spend time with negative people, we tend to see only negative things all around us.
I’ve also noticed that life without challenges can be very boring. For example, it was very easy for these cops to identify and catch any criminal thanks to this system. I’ve sensed some excitement when they couldn’t identify the criminal so maybe we need challenges in life in order to feel we are alive.
I believe this is an interesting movie and I would love to see your thoughts about it so feel free to let me know what you think about it!