Technical (stylized as techNICAL) is an American computer-animated sci-fi action comedy spy film directed by Michael Bay, who also directed the Transformers films. The film is produced by Scott Mosier and written by Peter Burns, Scott Fellows (the creator of Johnny Test) and Erik Wiese. It stars whoever voices the characters in this film, and I frankly don't really need to explain this.
The film premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2021 and was released theatrically on December 3, 2021 by Paramount Pictures, to mixed-to-negative reviews from critics.
One night, a gamer named Jon Arbuckle, was planning to have a competition with one of his friends he met in college on his computer. Therefore, he begins playing Fortnite as well as starting a live-stream via Twitch and Discord. While Jon was doing some gaming, some dangerous spyware gets installed into his computer, causing an outage to not only his but all computers around the world. In wake of the incident, this got the attention of an organization group, who is known for being masters in technology. While trying to find out who installed
Why It Sucks
- While the concept of a noob playing on his computer, but accidently causes outage to all computers and websites around the world and a group uses their carefully-built technology to fix the computer network, is indeed interesting, it was unfortunately executed like utter crap. Thanks to executive meddling, the film's writing came off as jumbled and confusing with almost no consistency.
- Overuse of explosions, which doesn't help the fact that this film was directed by Michael Bay.
- Many of the characters are either unlikable or had been flanderized terribly.
- Richard Robot, the protagonist and our supposed "hero" of this film, can be shown to be very unlikable in some scenes. He even had the guts to call Fred "a drunk fatass" just for making one mistake by knocking over the USB plug adapter into the water by accident.
- Fred isn't any better, as he's shown to be sometimes a lazy bum to barely serves any purpose to the plot.
- Pac-Man is portrayed as a glutton who refuses to share his food and barely helps others.
- Tankman, the mascot of Newgrounds, is portrayed as a idiot who harasses anyone who dislikes Newgrounds and its other stuff.
- Sonic the Hedgehog is mostly portrayed as a "trying-too-hard-to-be-rad" type of character with a attitude of being trendy, in which gets pretty annoying.
- Sandy Cheeks, similar to her incarnation during the seasonal rot of SpongeBob SquarePants, is mainly portrayed as a bland, one-dimensional and neurotic science geek with not much interesting personality.
- Jon Arbuckle became a completely incompetent and foolish noob, who somehow was unnoticeably raiding Discord servers while playing his video game, as well as causing an outage to computers around the world all because of he went too overboard with his gameplay online and probably didn't notice a dangerous spyware on his computer. Although, his actions are somewhat justified due to the fact he didn't mean to cause all this on purpose.
- Knuckles, by far, is considered to have the worst flanderization out of all the other characters, as he's nothing more than a callous and savage edgelord who doesn't even care about his fellow teammates and instead exploits and manipulates them. He even tried to blow up the CN Tower out of all things, in which could've killed the people inside it.
- Powdered Toast Man primarily serves no purpose to the plot.