New Tom Hanks movie The Circle imagines world where Apple is evil

The Circle looks a lot like Apple's spaceship. The Circle looks a lot like Apple’s
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Ever wonder what would happen if Tim Cook decided to go evil
and use everyone’s iPhone data for nefarious purposes?

That’s basically
the plot of Tom Hanks’ new movie, The
, which is set at an infinite-loop-shaped campus in
Silicon Valley where everything looks absolutely perfect from
the outside (just like Apple).

Based on a
novel by Dave Eggers, The Circle also stars Emma
Watson and John Boyega. The company that Watson’s character
gets herself caught up, called The Circle, is an internet giant
that sounds more like Facebook or Google than Apple. But there
are also a lot of parallels with Steve Jobs and the iPhone.

Watch the
thrilling new The Circle trailer and see for yourself.

Watch The Circle trailer

trailer for The Circle also reminds me of the movie
Antitrust, in
which Ryan Philippe joins a big Microsoft-type company whose
CEO plans to take over the world.

You can
catch The Circle
in theaters on April 28.