YMMV: Enemy of the State

  • Harsher in Hindsight / Values Resonance: This movie predates the USA PATRIOT Act by almost four years.
    • Brill makes a passing reference to a previous operation supplying weapons to the Afghani rebels fighting against the Soviets.
      • The harshest part is that the USA PATRIOT Act made everything the NSA did in the movie legal (with cause). Except the murders, of course. Convenient, eh?
    • Since the 2013 revelations about the NSA's PRISM operation, the film seems even more darkly prescient.
    • The main antagonist, the man who is pushing for an overweaning security state was born on 9/11.
  • Moral Event Horizon : Reynolds and his men have no hesitation to kill a man who was against the NSA project and an innocent girl just to frame Dean for murder.
  • Paranoia Fuel