So here we are almost 20 years later, and I have to say I found the movie much more satisfying. I must be softening. You have to like a movie where the kid's playing Galaga in the opening scene. The bloopbleepbleep "Shall we play a game?" computer voice gives me chills. The good kind.
If you look closely, you will see a nerdy Bill Gates. (As opposed to the suave, lady-killer Bill Gates, of course.) I find it eerie that he whines about a "back door."
And...Ally Sheedy is at her cutest here.
By the way, does anyone remember that late 80s dance song DefCon (by CCCP, I think) that sampled from WarGames?