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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.
A graceful, yearnful masterwork of connection and evolving artificiality within the tattered seams of the human heart. Reflections, sunrises, and countless other grand images compliment a bittersweet story laced with impenetrable darkness.
Top 3 Spielberg.
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…
Only Kubrick and Spielberg, working together on different time planes, could create such a philosophical and intellectual heartbreaker.
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 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 enough…
"Why do you want to leave me? Why? I'm sorry I'm not real. If you let me, I'll be so real for you!"
The dawn lets everything in. The rays of the sun flow through the fractured lives of the suspended dust and the blinds of the half-opened windows. The birds greet humanity again with their gently soft whispers, and as you wake, the day is upon you. And yet, some don't wake along with the light. During the slumber of the night, among the stars gleaming against the void, loss occurs. It is peaceful, calm, and releasing; sending the spirit into a place unknown and undiscovered to those who live. We don't mourn the loss of a person, we mourn the memories that still ache within our hearts and our souls. Dreams are immeasurable, and the bonds from those dreams are unbreakable. Sleep is a gateway to connection.
I’ve been rolling over in my mind over the past day how to characterize Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence; is it a tribute, a homage, a love letter? No, I now think it was a debt of honor.
Stanley Kubrick was a geek. His wife Christiana once remarked that Stanley would be happy with five tape recorders and one pair of pants. He gave us what some feel is the greatest science fiction film of all time. He was fascinated not only with technology, but in the human condition. This is what brought us 2001, and the first credible filmic AI, HAL. HAL was part of our evolution. Part of the evolution of mankind.
Not too many years after 2001…
Spielberg masterpiece. 100/100
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One of the best Spielberg films ever
Second viewing, and much, much improved (53 to 71, if that means anything to you). Still too uneven in the early going for me to really declare it a masterpiece—the opening is rather blunt (plus the lame joke); the dialogue and writing of those early home scenes with David is also rather clumsy; the Flesh Fair sequences, though technically brilliant and thematically relevant, are a touch too simplistic in other respects; etc.—but everything from the return to Manhattan ("where the lions weep") is just brilliantly conceived and staged—philosophically, intellectually and emotionally satisfying. There are obviously a lot of enormous ideas in the film, but the one that I find most moving—and the one that I feel the film deals with…
This is thought-provoking and occasionally disturbing science fiction.
A wonderful creation, a study of humanity in the age of machines, A.I. Artificial Intelligence paints a surprisingly real picture on family, relationships and love.
The first hour or so is very unnerving at times, managing to suck you in this fantastic tale of acceptance. After that, David sees the world and how bad everything is, but he doesn't mind it much. Him being an AI, he has only one goal, to be loved by Monica, his human mother. He longs to be human just so he can feel loved. This is the emotional core of the movie.
At the center of that emotional core is David, played by Haley Joel Osment, who delivers one of the very best child…
From the greatest and favorite filmmakers of all time, a disappointment unthinkable... or was it inevitable?
I tend to overlook Spielberg's sentimentality that occurs often in his features (some times I just don't even notice them) but 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence' cannot be overlooked. If you've seen the film you will know the scenes that stick out.
No, but definitely the making of one. Ideologies and perspectives crash and rushed together most evidently. Kubrick and Spielberg are separate artists of their own.
Think Eminem and the Beatles!
Bit of a stretch, fair enough, but the loose plot stumbles upon itself way too often, relying on fades to black for smooth transitions. 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence' does venture into a highly…
This is a hard one to pin down. For shear ambition in tackling big ideas I'd give this 5 stars. I mean it takes place from the perspective of a robot during the period leading up to and after the decline of humanity. There's a lot of really interesting philosophical ideas on the table here and I was certainly left ruminating. However in terms of a satisfying emotional and movie-going experience this left me wanting. David, our robot protagonist, gives us little to relate with or root for. There may be something tragic in his fatalistic search to become a real boy but it's not enough to gives the audience something to connect with for a 2-1/2 hour journey. I…
Artificial Intelligence is packed with competing elements. Creator and creation. Realism and allegory. Kubrick and Spielberg. It gets better as it goes along. The domestic stuff in the first act is interesting from a social perspective, but doesn't make for great cinema. It really picks up when David goes off on his own. The flesh fair is an interesting idea, but it's about the degradation of society and does not advance the story. In fact, the movie improves in correlation with its distance from humanity. By the time they make it to Man-Hattan, the movie has left humanity all-but-completely behind and entered the realm of allegory. As the problematic realism recedes, it becomes easier to swallow things like William Hurt…
Films where their style fills the screen so absolutely, substance is but an afterthought.
Only added some that I've seen,…