BlackBerry tells the real story of one of the first smartphones in a way that is not only entertaining but also sometimes downright funny. At the beginning of BlackBerry, there’s a warning that says the movie is made up, but it’s based on real people and events. Star Matt Johnson wrote the script, and Jacquie McNish and Matthew Miller were in charge of directing the tale of the first smartphone’s meteoric rise and disastrous fall. Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Cary Elwes, Saul Rubinek, Michael Ironside, Rich Sommer, and SungWon Cho also play roles in the movie. Continue reading Blackberry Movie Review to learn more about the film.
It’s never easy to tell a true story. Not only do a lot of people already know how the story ends, but most of them also know everything about the trip. But if you’re not a tech geek, you might not know everything about how the BlackBerry rose and fell, and that’s where this gomovies app comes in.
Most of us know that they aren’t really a thing anymore and that Apple and Android have fully taken over the smartphone market, but we don’t all know about Mike, Doug (Matt Johnson), and Jim and what they had to do with it.
This movie does a great job of playing up the drama and making it seem like a lot is at stake. It always seems like the Research in Motion team is in a hurry and racing against the clock, which is probably how they felt as things were happening. It doesn’t feel like it’s almost two hours long. This is mostly because of the way the story is told and because it always feels like time is running out.
Review: Star Performance
Jay Baruchel plays Mike in the movie. Glenn Howerton plays Jim. Both of these stars are very skilled and have great comedy timing, which is important for this movie. It’s funny without being too obvious, and it’s funny in the same way that the two stars’ other movies were funny, but it also has a lot of drama.
BlackBerry is also a unique entry in the genre because of how it was shot. Johnson used his trademark style to turn Jacquie McNish’s book “Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind BlackBerry’s Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall” into a good show. The camera work looks like an old documentary, or rather, a mockumentary, which sets the stage for a story about the not-so-distant past. It feels like you’re holding it, which is something Johnson did in The Dirties and Operation Avalanche to get a similar effect. Johnson uses Doug to represent the crowd. He is always trying to keep Lairdis from hurting himself. Doug is often the comic relief, but he also reminds everyone, like Jiminy Cricket, that some things aren’t worth losing ourselves over.
BlackBerry is proof that good writing can make almost any topic interesting to almost anyone. Even if you don’t like technology, this story is easy to get into. The actors are great, and they give these parts a life that makes them seem real.
All through the story, the themes and concepts about greed are clear, as are the ones about believing in yourself and working hard to get what you want. Most people will be on the edge of their seats during the third act, even though they already know how everything turns out.