Well, I finally saw the Circle and although, I really wish the ending was a tad longer, I don't get the hate.
Me too : saw it and I, too, don't understand the hate. It's far to be the sh*ttiest movie of the year, as it seemed to be when you read Rotten Tomatoes.
I thought the acting was good and the story was well done. It reminded me a bit of the TV show "Black Mirror." I love Mae. Her character was really complex. She went in looking for answers to help her family, was easily manipulated by the company (kind of like a cult) and then got revenge.
I really really enjoyed it. I also thought it was going to be farther into the future, and I'm glad it wasn't. It made the thriller part better. Advanced technology creeps me out and this technology def creeped me out....
I guess that's part of the problem for many people.
1) It's not very scary, not so much suspense, just things happening one after the other, I wouldn't call it a thriller
2) People compare to Black Mirror and see a bland version of it. I didn't watch BM but read reviews, BM is always coming back as a comparison and I guess it succeeded to be what The Circle aimed but missed to become...
...if that makes sense. Sorry sometimes I just wish I could record my voice, I'm more a spoken than written person.
I was a bit disturbed by the fact that Mae is always changing her mind. Only stupid people don't change their mind, I know, but she starts from being critical and aware, then in a day she goes the opposite way. That was a bit tough to follow.
Also, I have to admit I must have missed a bit of the meaning of the movie because I didn't have the subtitles, but I didn't get what really happened to her best girl friend.
On a more positive note, I'm glad we have a movie with Emma being this present and with so much dialogue. I'm tired of having her on screen saying nothing, being pretty (yes, even in HP).