"When you see someone onstage in front of a great group of people being incredibly charming, do not trust them," Tom Hanks, who plays one of The Circle's head honchos, added Wednesday night. "He may talk about marvelous themes of inclusion and togetherness and a bright happy future somewhere down the line. But the secret that he is keeping from you people is that he does not just want to dominate the competition, he wants to crush it."
In other words, Watson and Hanks don't believe our evolving technology and social media lifestyles are bad, but embracing them blindly can be. Like the mob that sent Mercer hurtling down the highway, the tech powers that be are pushing us toward a rocky fate sealed by cultish compliance. Whether this fate will be good or bad, private or transparent, Hanks believes, is "in the hands of the participants."