The greatest thing about "The Net: 2.0" is the location. The film was shot in Turkey (entirely on HD video) and the city of Istanbul provides a very colorful and exotic backdrop to the story which is just predictable, often impossible and not very thrilling.
The film follows an American computer security expert Nikki Cassidy (Nikki Deloach) who finds a new job in Istanbul. She needs a change; needs something different, something very exciting. Nikki flies to Turkey, leaving her reluctant boyfriend behind, and there she is wrongly accused of the murders by the local authority.
`The Net: 2.0" uses so many clichéd narrative and visual techniques taken from other better thrillers including its original: flashbacks, voiceovers, fast-forwards and jump-cuts, mysterious (and unreliable) strangers, stolen IDs and high-tech machines. Director Charles Winkler gives bits of car chase here, hand-to-hand fights there, and some tricks using James Bond-like hand-made gadgets in between.
Still we are not excited at all. But how can we? The film totally forgets to explain certain important things. Why doesn't she just phone someone in the US? Being a computer expert who actually meets clients, Nikki must know someone who can help her. How was the money withdrawn from her bank account? And most of all, as to the mastermind of this conspiracy, why not bribe her (or someone else) instead of preparing intricate setups?
`The Net 2:0" shows several great aerial shots and beautiful landscapes of the city. the detailed shots of the streets and buildings of the city are in fact much better than the main plot and character themselves.