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A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Journey to a world where robots dream and desire.
Eleven-year-old David is the first android with human feelings. He is adopted by the Swinton family to test his ability to function. Before they are done testing him though David goes off on his own following his wish to be a human. He is on an odyssey to understand the secret to his existence. A science fiction film from Steven Spielberg taken over from Stanley Kubrick.
But in the beginning, didn't God create Adam to love him?
Its known that the elusive Kubrick was good friends with Steven Spielberg; the two brains even had dinner together and often talked for hours about their respective beliefs, influences and cinematic creations. What I would give to see, or hear those two talk...
Artificial Intelligence is the cinematic embodiment of those dinner table talks.
Obviously, the melding of minds between two titans of cinema was going to be a very peculiar project. A.I. is what some would like to describe as a rough handoff, or uneasy transition. The film was almost entirely conceptualized by the great Kubrick before being suddenly handed off to Spielberg a couple years short of…
A person recently told me that while he felt unprepared to raise children, he definitely intended to have them, sooner rather than later, with the hope that their existence would bring order and focus to a life lacking all these attributes. This seems like a terrible but definitely not untypical plan, and the question is what kind of abuse, neglect, resentful behavior and other forms of parental distancing take place when (as must often be the case) children turn out not to be reliable emotional crutches or conveyers of constant feel-good vibes but flawed, idiosyncratic human beings for whom no reaction is yet normal or expected, adolescents who will be frustratingly strange and inadvertently terrifying until they've been exposed to…
I don't blame Spielberg or Kubrick for this movie. Kubrick had a version, a idea to give a fairy tale a twist but he died before he could get it to the big screen, so his long time friend Steven Spielberg tries to make the project that Kubrick couldn't do and the question that I bet was burning inside peoples head that if Kubrick directed the movie would it be spectacular, arty master peace? yes probably, but I honestly won't think it would be his best work, because if you seen the movie than you would have seen the ending and I bet you felt a bit cheated to the ending, and that was Kubrick's idea how to end the film, now imagine if he took control of the whole movie.
The movie itself was okay. The acting from everybody was fine, the visual effect's looked net at times and this isn't Spielberg's worst movie, but it's not his best.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It may be my favorite film ever. I love this movie. I have only seen it 5 times. The first time I watched it, I thought it was good, nothing special. The second time it hit me, and every subsequent viewing the movie completely overwhelms me. I love it so much I cannot watch it often, because when I do watch it, the thing destroys me.
I saw this last Sunday night, and could not bring myself to write a proper review for days. Even then, the document I wrote blathering on about my love for the movie was without structure or coherence, full of contradictions and weird bursts of emotions that is better to be lost forever in cyberspace.…
As the months on the calendar continue to fall off far too rapidly and the years start to sound more like a science fiction setting rather than the present, the year 2001 starts to remind me less of the Kubrick masterpiece and more of a time long since passed. While I recall the memories of things that will be impossible to forget, like the surreal day in September in which America was attacked, very little of what I personally experienced back then will register in my mind ever again. I was 17 years old and the days I lived then all blur together in a mess of underage alcohol consumption and raging hormones, but oddly enough I have carried a…
‘Artificial Intelligence’, world famous director Steven Spielberg’s somewhat overlooked 2001 film about a robotic boy that is longs for his human foster mother’s love, is dividable into three chapters. First there is the prologue, of which I was afraid it would comprise the environment for the whole film, that aroused feelings of awkwardness, quite a bit like ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ did. The moral dilemmas that are brought up in here are forced down the viewer’s throat and as such I was very happy to see that the movie took a turn into a much more fun second part, wherein our protagonist teamed up with a middle-aged male love-robot, played by Jude Law. For what seems like a…
A.I. is a sci-fi drama with a very interesting premise, but its development feels weird, a failed attempt to mix a cold with a warm approach, as if Spielberg were unsure of how to make the film. It's also very long, and beginns to be boring after one hour. The ending, on the other hand, which plays for almost 30 minutes has a clear style: it's warm and very, very beautiful, and manages to save the movie from going nowhere.
Could have been so much better than it was and it suddenly got so dark at the end of the film. Still some of the imagery was amazing and a glimpse of things to come. Like the walking talking teddy care/care giver.
I cri evry tiem.
You can't give a definitive answer to the question "what makes us human". You just choose one that helps you get through the night, the one closest to who you (think) you are. And you choose your closest people by it. For Spielberg it's two things. The ability to remember and the ability to create fairy tales and believe in them.
And that's why I consider him a close one.
A.I is a beautiful and somewhat dark movie. The special effects are excellent and the script is very good. It's just a little too long.
Would this have truly worked without Steven Spielberg's humanism? And would it have worked without Stanley Kubrick's intelligence in probing the deeper issues within its content? The former's heart works in harmony with the latter's mind to create a strange, dark, yet moving sci-fi fairytale about the quest for humanity amid artificiallity. The opening and final acts are outstanding. Shame about that middle one though.
A.I. comes very close to being truly a great film, it's a little disappointing that there are plenty of flaws with it's narrative. I loved the world the film built and the way the androids looked and moved was fantastic. The film is directed very well and features great effects and striking environments.
Haley Joel Osment deserves plenty of praise for his performance as David, his movement and speech were believably robotic. Similarly Jude Law is charming and his performance is similarly great.
The main problems lie in the script however. The film's three acts are incredibly obviously split up and are all different in tone and feel slightly disconnected. I feel like the first act should have been shortened,…
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