Crypto Movie Debuts… It gets a Meh From Critics

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After raising the expectations of a big part of the community, the long-awaited film Crypto premiered in American movie theaters, with its first function in New York City last Saturday.

Crypto tells the story of an agent investigating a corruption scheme involving extremely powerful people. This clandestine network uses cryptocurrencies (of course) as mechanisms to maintain secrecy, launder money and make illegal transactions.

The film seemed quite promising. The cast included internationally renowned actors such as Luke Hemsworth (Westworld), Alexis Bledel (Sin City), Jill Hennessy (The Blacklist), Malaya Rivera (American Horror Story) and Kurt Russell (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). Director John Stalberg also had the support of Carlyle Eubank and David Frigerio to write the script.

Despite the talent of the actors, the critics did not agree on a consensus about the film. For some its a good job while others find it regrettable.

The film has exactly 50% acceptance in Rotten Tomatoes and a similar score in IMDB with 5/10.

Crypto: Good Movie, Not so Good Script

The main criticism seems to point to poor script development. Perhaps the writers did not have the necessary level of experience or did not really know how cryptocurrencies actually work:

TheTopDawg said:

I get that all three writers are amateurs, but didnt the producers at least pick up on the need for a fine tune/re-write of this convoluted mess of a script?

Unless you have any idea about cryptocurrency and forensic accounting (luckily I do, and I was still confused), youll lose interest in this film pretty fast.

Another user, Padokevin explained that the film harmed the popular perception of cryptocurrencies, as it spread a number of misconceptions:

I was really hoping that this movie would be educational for many people but unfortunately it will paint a negative image for crypto in general…that crypto is used for shady purposes like drugs, prostitution, porn and money laundering …

Only if people could understand or educate themselves about it, poorly realized movies like these wouldnt fool us about crypto anymore!

Putting aside the critics, just the fact that cryptocurrencies made their way into Hollywood is something worth noticing. Crypto and blockchain tech are slowly becoming part of the pop culture and perhaps they will soon permeate more instances of our everyday lives.

At the end of the day, the opinions are as heterogeneous as the tastes of the viewers. However, the final word is for each person, and with a movie where 50% love the plot and 50% hate it, its best to go to the cinemas, buy a ticket to crypto and let fate surprise you.

Oh! btw 😉 if you are an XRP kind of person… calm down… Its just a movie from a parallel universe where Ripples token doesnt exist 😉

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Tags: Film, Cryptocurrency, Luke Hemsworth, Kurt Russell, International Cryptology Conference, Alexis Bledel, Jill Hennessy, Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio, New York City