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Hackers may have been of its time, but it was also ahead of it | Film | The New Cult Canon | The A.V. Club

[B]efore anyone laughs at the cyberpunk edginess of Hackers—which should not be forbidden, because much of it is hilariously dated and silly—keep in mind that no movies from that period could see the future 20/20, much less express it in visual terms far removed from the average screensaver. No, the Internet would not be a Tron-like circuit grid controlled by inline-skating enthusiasts, but Hackers tapped into a rebel subculture that was real and long-lasting, and seems all the more forward-thinking 17 years later.

Maybe, but Hackers is so trapped in the 90’s that it’s really hard to see the forward thinking.