Not every film aspires to be a classic of its genre or an artistic work of cinema. Some are simply suited to be watched casually on a warm weekend evening while enjoying takeout and ice cream. One such film is The Takeover.
Mel Bandison, a tech specialist by day and an ethical hacker at night, is the main character. She accepts a position to examine a self-driving bus and, in the process, shuts down a pipeline that hackers had installed. But this one action endangers her life. Mel is suddenly forced to flee for her life while being blackmailed by an unknown organisation. Thomas, a man she just went on one date with, is her lone companion as she flees.
With no complicated story elements or technical jargon, it’s all quite simple to watch and appreciate. As an alternative, charming simple neon lines and patterns entice you into the world of coding. Except for a brief slowdown in the middle, the movie moves quickly and features upbeat music. Although quite a few characters talk in English, not all of it is understood well. Additionally, Netflix frequently fails to subtitle English dialogue in foreign films, which is extremely annoying. It’s a relief they haven’t dragged out the 1 hour and 27-minute running time because it’s perfect for a simple story like this.
Of course, there are times when reasoning must be set aside. If you examine too closely, you could see that Thomas’ jump from a moving automobile to a moving bus was far too simple, or you might note how improbable it is that the building housing the server room for the bus is unoccupied, unguarded, and essentially extending its arms to Mel.
One plotline that may be ignored is the romantic one. There is no chemistry between Mel and Thomas. The narrative moves so quickly that there is no time for romance, nor is there any need for it. The benefit is that it’s so simple to ignore the romance.
Despite this, Holly Mae Brood makes the stern and clever Mel incredibly lovable. She portrays the computer genius specialist in such a manner that you like her and wants to see her succeed.
Mel’s friendship with her mentor, Buddy, is another fascinating aspect of the movie. The movie reveals some exceptional intricacy in this area, which is amazing to handle. Buddy first encounters her when she is sixteen years old and is caught hacking an air force facility. From that point forward, it was a typical mentor-mentee relationship, and it was clear that Buddy also served as a father figure for the young man. But certain betrayals caused them to split up, and how! Unquestionably, the aspect of the movie that I appreciated the most was this one.