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I.T. Blu-ray Review

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“I.T.” is nothing you haven’t seen before.

Mike Regan has a blessed life. He owns an aviation company, he has a happy family, and he lives in a high tech home. While pitching a new business venture, the presentation runs into some technical difficulties. This is where the I.T. temp Ed comes into the story. Ed manages to bail him out and seems to be getting into Mike’s good graces. That turns out to be rather short lived, however, as the unstable Ed begins to invade Mike’s privacy and stalk his teen daughter. Seeing no other option, Mike fires Ed. As you can probably guess, this is when all hell breaks loose as Ed gets revenge against Mike by hacking virtually everything, sabotaging his business and ruining Mike and his family’s lives. Can Mike stop Ed’s vicious attacks.

If the “I.T.” plot about a spurned person seeking revenge sounds familiar that’s because it has been done in films many times before. Granted, that age old story can be done in an original way, but there’s nothing original about “I.T.” This is very much a generic thriller through and through. Aside from some intense moments in the third act, the film is your standard cat-and-mouse game with the characters of Mike and the often cartoonish villain Ed working towards an inevitable confrontation (which turns out to be rather anti-climactic).

Cast wise, I have to say I’m bummed to see Pierce Brosnan wasting away in these straight to home video or VOD releases. He looks so bored here and who can blame him? I hope he gets to star in more memorable films such as “The Ghost Writer” or “The Matador” again.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? This glossy looking movie has a transfer that does it justice.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? The track is a bit soft for my liking, but it’s OK.

Extras:
* RLJ Entertainment trailers.
* A photo gallery.
* “Behind The Scenes Of I.T.” contains film clips, cast interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and plot and character discussions.

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December 29, 2016 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

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