Set in a fictitious city called Strathaven in North America, the film is about a series of events that follow a diamond heist planned by a mysterious hacker named Roman. REVIEW: Before you think that this film has something to do with the rock-paper-scissors-stone game, nope, it has got nothing to do with that. Instead, by the end of the film, you are meant to deduce that ‘rock’ stands for diamonds, ‘paper’ for information, ‘dice’ for chance or certainty and ‘enter’ denotes technology. Roman, along with two associates, hacks into Strathaven’s ‘security protocol’ and then uses the threat of national security as bargaining leverage when he speaks with Strathaven’s figures of authority.
As Roman then periodically calls the police chief and various other officials over an electronically distorted internet call, he tells them what he’s really after is world peace. The diamond heist is also connected to the cat-and-mouse game Roman plays with the officials. What is surprising is that in dealing with this threat to ‘national security’, the cops apparently struggle to trace a scrambled VOIP call. There are gaping plot holes, no character sketches and a shocking lacuna of logic at many points. Even more confounding is the plot, which is more muddled than the murky and gloomy atmosphere of the movie.
The script borders between being rudimentary to random. It is made worse by the delivery and the poor acting that underscores everything. One redeeming factor is the music, which is good in small parts. However, the same pieces of music are used over and over again and loudly, even in sequences that could have worked using silence. One of Roman’s partners, Kat (Dicey) at one point exclaims ‘What is the point?’ or something similar, which might have you wondering whether it’s a comment about the movie itself. The only noteworthy thing about the movie is the concept it started out with – which to be fair, is unique. But despite that, it goes wrong in almost every other department.