The second film made this year dealing with our favorite hacker-turned-activist, Julian Assange, and it is just as boring as the first. Daniel Bruhl and Benedict Cumberbatch do an admirable job with what they are given, but they are absolutely failed by their director, Bill Condon. The screenplay is chockfull of melodrama and forced intrigue, but Condon makes it cringeworthy with his execution. It’s like he found a 1995 manual about how to make a technology-themed thriller and made the decision that his preparation was done.