Directed by John Badham. US. 1983. PG. 1 hour 54 minutes. MGM. blu ray.
Sat., October 14, 2017
“Shall we play a game?” asks the computer that’s illegally accessed by too-smart-for-his-own-good high school hacker David Lightman (Matthew Broderick). Believing he’s hacked into a system for a software company, David begins playing a videogame called Global Thermonuclear War. What David doesn’t realize is that he’s not playing a game – and his opponent is the supercomputer responsible for overseeing America’s nuclear missile launch control centers. One of the biggest hits of 1983 and nominated for a Best Screenplay Academy Award, WarGames is as relevant today as it was when it was released. Its software and technology may have aged, but its message is still powerful.