chrisisall wrote: Gassy Man wrote:
had to hire an assassin to steal a hard drive he could have just hacked into
It was to set all the stuff into play- the shooting of Bond, his fake demise, his resurrection and all that. Silva was gifted.
And probably a mutant.
Of course, but it's still lazy screenwriting because it doesn't make much sense. It would have made more sense if rather than steal a piece of hardware, Patrice simply had knowledge in his head. Then they couldn't just go and kill him outright. But that's what I mean about Logan being underwhelming.
My favorite bit is when Bond is right next to Patrice in the SUV, and rather than take a shot, he banters with Moneypenny and then for some reason just steers the Range Rover into the other car to knock it off the road. For an assassin, Bond doesn't seem all that interested in killing Patrice. That certainly would have been the easiest way to stop him and, if necessary, recover the hard drive.
But, then, we're supposed to believe that Silva is so doggone clever, that he is able to set into motion his evil plan exactly because Patrice is able to escape from Bond. Oh, wait, he could have accomplished the same thing by just hacking into the hard drive . . . which apparently was more beyond his means than getting into MI:6's network.