Very cringing and realistic, the movie I.T. has just been released on home video. The film has a lot of technology devices and they come into play a lot. I like the mystery and build up that gets very tense, even though it becomes a little predictable at times. Pierce Brosnan’s at the top of his game and support character James Frecheville keeps his character evil and chilling.
Multi-millionaire owner of OMNI Company, Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) has readied his aircraft company for an IPO, an initial public stock offer. During the run through of the announcement at his headquarters, the presentation to his board has a computer malfunction. Ed Porter (James Frecheville), an independent technical consultant, happens by and jumps in when the tech department can’t find a solution.
Quickly solving the glitch, Regan offers Ed a side job to repair a problem he has with his super high tech home system. While at the residence Ed notices his 17-year-old daughter Kaitlyn (Stefanie Scott) and the two take a liking to each other. But, over protective Regan will have none of that and makes it known to him. Director John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard) hits the ground running with this thriller showing Ed Porter’s determination to date the beautiful girl and the malicious steps he takes to get his way with her.
As the powerful executive Regan, Brosnan’s the perfect actor. When it comes to his business he’s calm cool and a leader. The other side of the coin comes with a weakness for finer things and not knowing the technology he has as his fingertips. This leads him into a corner of this cat and mouse game. It’s his kind of role and you can see he’s enjoying right to the very cringing end.
As Ed the I.T. James Frecheville (Animal Kingdom) pores on the determination to get together with Kaitlyn. She likes that he’s stalking her, even though she already has a boyfriend. But, there’s more to the plot here and Frecheville shows his stealth ability more than with Regan’s home and daughter. I like Frecheville’s acting in I.T. and can see a future for him if he can get more lead roles.
The acting isn’t the only character in the film as we find out how Regan’s high tech system plays a big part in the suspense and wickedness of Ed’s plan. There’s a lot of intricate security options, convenience gadgets, and entertainment options in the home and it’s all run on a personal mainframe. It’s an I.T. Tech’s dream and for this former special ops military fighter, an opportunity for his divisiveness.
BONUS FEATURES: The Blu-ray and DVD have two bonus extras.
“Behind the Scenes of I.T,” not only the filming of the movie, but comments by the stars about their roles and choosing them. It’s better than a lot of the behind the scenes from even some major films put on home video.
“Gallery” There are a lot of shots taken of scenes during the film that are shown as a slideshow.
I.T. has not been rated by the MPAA, but contains language, violence, sexuality and drug use. Be cautious when deciding to allow immature children see the film as it does have many scenes that are inappropriate for youngsters.
FINAL ANALYSIS: A good mystery thriller for adult home viewing.
Specifications and additional video information:
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Austin Swift, Michael Nyqvist
Director: John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated, contains violence, language, drug use, sexuality
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min
Video Release Date: November 22, 2016
Original Theatrical Release Date: September 23, 2016
Reviewed Format: Blu-ray
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Video: Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Number of Discs: 1 Disc
Distributed by: RJL Entertainment