Movie Suggestion #8: Snowden (2016)
Updated: Oct 11, 2020
Available on: Netflix
One word review: Unveiling!
Disclaimer: No spoilers ahead.
Did you know?
Global Mass Surveillance actually existed and countries used it covertly to monitor the population through cell phones, laptops etc.
Snowden is the kind of film that pops up like "Have you watched this film called Snowden?" from a friend when you are having a savvy conversation about technological advancements and it's implications. Yes, Snowden is a thriller film based on a real life person, a thrilling biography to be precise.
I watched it without having any background about the person involved and to be honest I was mind blown to imbibe the story line and to realize that it is not just a movie but indeed a true story. Although exaggerated in certain aspects, the story is amazing and visually appealing. The movie presents facts in a stirring narrative and keeps you excited.
The actor who has played the protagonist's role which is based on the real-life person has done a brilliant job; the mannerisms and demeanor were compelling. Once you are exposed to the crux of the story, you will be amazed about the inconceivable realistic world we actually we live in.
Favorite Movie Quote:
Secrecy is security and security is victory.
Well, after watching this movie you may decide to enforce some restrictions in the usage of your social media and electronic devices.
Verdict: You better learn this case study !