Adam is also shocked to discover that Emma Jennings (Amber Heard), a one night stand from his wild night at the club, is the Marketing Director for Wyatt, so that also sweetens the pot as she now sees him differently and not the "bridge and tunnel" type she only likes when she gets drunk. Before long, Adam is living the high life, but not without heavy pressure from Wyatt and his "enforcer" Miles Meechum (Julian McMahon) who want him to ramp up his acquisition of Goddard’s latest technology breakthrough. Soon, Adam is approached by FBI Agent Gamble (Josh Holloway, Lost) who informs him that all of Wyatt’s previous spies ended up in unfortunate but deadly accidents. Adam is more than caught between a rock and a hard place, especially when Wyatt begins threatening the lives of his family and friends and Adam discovers his every move is being watched and used against him. He is caught in a situation where there is no right move and the people he loves will die if he doesn’t come through with what he promised to Wyatt, but crossing someone as powerful as Goddard also has ramifications. Can he escape the clutches of both of these power-driven billionaires before it is too late?
I enjoyed Paranoia and it had a fast pace to it, while still slowly building the romance between Adam and Emma. Gary Oldham always does maniacal really well, but he was especially disturbing in his role as Wyatt. I am not a fan of Harrison Ford rocking the shaved head, but still love him and he was a great Jock Goddard. Liam Hemsworth is adorable and we all know that, but he was believable in his role as Adam, even if there were a few unbelievable things that happened in the movie. A tech company would have immediately cut off his corporate credit card access, so that was a little silly. Still, Paranoia is a fun thriller with good actors. Amber Heard has good chemistry with Hemsworth and I also liked the rest of Adam’s nerd herd and the actors who portrayed them. They didn’t get nearly as much screen time as he did, but they were a good group of characters.
The film looks superb on Blu-ray and comes packaged with a small selection of special features, but ones that are enjoyable to watch. There are a handful of deleted scenes, a featurette on the current state of privacy (or the lack thereof) in the world today, plus featurettes on how the Joseph Finder book was translated to the big screen and one on the cast as well. It also comes with a DVD and digital copy of the film as well. Overall, Paranoia is a fun popcorn movie where you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.