This movie finally pushed out "The Edge" (with Anthony Hopkins) to take top position in my list of "Worst movies of all time".
The acting is wooden, the plot tediously predictable, the characters less-than-one-dimensional, and the actresses were skanky. Worst of all, every element of the dastardly scheme which Ryan Phillippe's character uncovers is repeatedly explained ad nauseum as though the viewers were incapable of drawing any conclusions for themselves. For example, when the Bill Gates bad guy character says that the answer to a newly solved technological problem is "not in the box, it's in the band", we are treated to a full 10 minutes of flashbacks as Ryan remembers his friend, who was brutally murdered just recently, describing HIS OWN innovation with the exact same words - hmmmm, what could this possibly signify? Nope, can't work it out, how about some more flashbacks, and a shot of the bad guy's goons actually attacking the friend, to make it really obvious?
If you must watch this film, see it as a parody of the mainstream Hollywood family flick, and/or a demonstration of just how bad this style of film can be.