Well as my title says, the movie could have had potential. I mean, there are tons of really good "infiltration movies" out there. However, I realized quite instantly that this one wouldn't be a "winner", but I still had some expectations. Its a somewhat good cast and once again; the story has potential.
But... it fails. The way the story has been filmed is messy, and the story in itself is made so ridiculous that I cannot take the movie seriously. I mean... the story concerns this new mobile solution that would revolutionize the whole market. And... that's okay... but the feeling I get is that this should be a "serious" and "realistic" movie. I mean... I think a movie have to "pick a side"; either its completely fictional, "Minority Report style" (which is a good movie), or it is serious "Departed style". This one seem to want to take some of both. It tries to become this serious thriller that have a modern theme. Sorry, but a completely unrealistic technical solution, almost Sean Connery's James Bond style... I mean, of course a private businessman can control any TV, camera or anything... and of course a tech student can copy/paste fingerprints and anything, just like that! And this while the movie tries to make everything look planned by having people talking completely nonsense technical terms that doesn't even mean anything!
And then...the rest of the story is also completely strange! The guy meets a woman... that rejects him. He starts at her company... she still rejects him. They go to a company event... and she suddenly loves him? And this is how the movie goes on... completely nonsense, and it's pretty much going on the whole movie. Sorry. It had potential with a promising story - but they screwed it up completely!
And the ending... yeah, it doesn't get better. This guy wants to present his product in front of a big tech company and does a lousy job, and is therefore rejected. The manager tells him to infiltrate a competitor. So they fix the guy a job with the competitor, where the guy just walks in, and presents a product like a god (nice coincidence right?). And you can guess from the start what happens - he falls in love with a woman at the competitor company, and the competitor himself seem like a good guy. So how is he going to get himself out of this one? He lies to his new love, his new employer and commit several crimes, trying to steal a top secret technical device funded by the government... ...just to realize its a setup and both the tech company managers are "bad guys". But this student tech guy is a genius and fools them both, working with FBI in secret... gets them arrested (and does not get himself arrested, as he helped FBI out...). And then he starts a tech company on his own, because "there are no shortcuts to success" (like looking for a job at someone elses company?)!
And yeah, he gets the girl... even though he hacked her computer, lied to her, stole her phone and used her identity to steal a top secret government property. But... yeah, that's nothing right?
Well... this one didn't make sense at all. Sorry to say!