The Circle: For Millennials! About Millennials! By… Old People?

When I first saw the trailer for The Circle, I was intrigued. I didn’t necessarily think it was going to be an Oscar-worthy film, but I thought it could end up being a fun way to kill a couple hours on a Sunday afternoon.

It didn’t take long for me to become disappointed with the movie. Not only was The Circle chock full of themes and buzzwords intended to lure in millennial viewers, as I sat through all of the poorly acted character interactions and painfully obvious opinions about millennial lifestyles, I started to feel like I’d had this experience before.

It felt like a grouchy, skeptic, and right-wing uncle was trying to lecture me about how kids these days are ruining their lives with social media. Continue reading