Spielberg definitely had a vision when making Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The idea of life from other planets has a deep meaning for him. You can see that he has been flirting with aliens throughout his career. (Now that’s a weird sentence.) And this film is filled with his opinions of how an encounter might occur.
Hackers has become a joke amongst film fans. It is usually brought up in the same sentence as Show Girls and Kazaam as an example of bad 90’s films. But most if not all of the criticism of this film has to do with its very inaccurate portrayal of hacking and computers in general.