As a kid I loved this film and it was fantastic to watch this again after so many years. In some ways it hasn't aged well, but this merely adds to its nostalgic effect. It's very much a product of its time. The fear of nuclear war (I may have to watch Threads again!), the fear of computers and the wacky fashion of the eighties.
As with every film since then it gets hacking completely wrong, but that doesn't matter so much. The film isn't so much about the kid as a hacker. It's about him getting the girl and teaching the computer that sometimes the only way to win is...
I won't spoil it for you :-)
Suffice to say this was a great film thirty odd years ago and it's still a great film now.
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