You have to be kidding me.
This is a review of the 2011 film.
Ugh. I am so sick and tired of movies just depicting the Internet as nothing but a place filled with evil stalkers...and this film is no exception. Without getting into too much, yes, the Internet is a platform where pretty much anybody can say anything and get away with it, but that can be both a good and a bad thing. This movie just shows the bad and never the good. And it makes it feel really preachy, like it was written by some old guy who thinks that the Internet is some new fangled gadget that the kiddos use nowadays. The only good thing that I can say about Cyberbully
's representation of the Internet is that they do mention blocking users (which works most of the time). And oh, yeah, right, the solution to cyberbullying is to monitor every computer in the world. What the heck? That's like the plot of a dystopian future story! And they're suggesting it as a plausible solution?
Other than that...Well, the protagonist does nothing but whine, which causes the film to be absolutely filled to the brim with Narm
, which just further taints what this movie wants to convey. Come to think of it, the lead's only real personality trait is crying. And also acting Too Dumb to Live
at some points (like when her account gets hacked). Also the part where she can't get the cap off is extremely overacted. Like, way too overacted. So overall this movie is pretty dumb and I wouldn't recommend taking it seriously. I'm not saying that cyber-bullying is okay, I'm just saying that this movie is incredibly one-sided.