All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
"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.
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 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…
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.…
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.
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…
Another day, another Spielberg. I never expected the film to be like this. A teddy bear running along, Jude Law as a Gigolo Robot, Haley Joel Osment being amazing, never blinking, the dog motorbikes, Flesh fair, aliens, that annoying little brother from the Lizzie McGuire show, New York being flooded, Chris Rock cameo, Robin Williams as Dr. Know and all those clubs in Rouge city.
Yes, I loved the first 40 minutes, then when David (Osment) was dumped and it started to roll into a adventure movie I was like wtf. At the end of his adventure aliens showed up and I was confused and thought it was terrible. Then the ending happened and I smiled :)
The first act was undoubtedly my favourite part of the film - it played as a perfectly creepy premise for a fascinating horror film. The second act was heaps of fun, even if the scrap men of the future are stereotypically led by an Irishman (Brendan Gleeson). However, it's the third act where I wished the film had stopped to let me off. If the majority of the conclusion has to be narrated by Ben Kingsley when all that preceded the final act was void of any narration, then chances are you've took a wrong turn somewhere in the story. I can see why it's a much loved film, but it certainly is my least favourite Steven Spielberg film, which in hindsight goes to show what a special filmmaker he really is.
Wow, what a beautiful movie. John Williams with that score!
a strangely twisted modern day Pinocchio kind of story. haley joel osment is one young great actor, many adult ones could learn from him. what a talent! he really makes the movie.
This movie is famously bad, but also pretty fun to watch with your friends.
I wasn't enjoying the film much and the final third convinced me of my dislike.
I first watched this when it was in theaters. I was about 7 and on vacation with my family. Driving to the movie theater, we listened as the radio broadcasted a tornado warning. I looked at the storm clouds and wondered if we were going to die that day.
The film's first act is filled with overexposed film. It looks like a daydream. It feels like childhood. David is introduced standing out of focus. He walks toward the camera. Finally in focus, only his feet are visible. Then it cuts and we finally see him. His smile is too wide. His laughter too loud. We see him in mirrors and through refracted glass. There are so many beautiful shots in…
Film Number 21 of Aditya's Scavenger Hunt Challenge No. 2
Day 21, Task No. 12 - A film about robots or A.I.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Steven Spielberg is no stranger to science fiction, fantasy nor horror. E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws and Minority Report are some of his films which fit into one or all of these genres. With A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Spielberg has once again crafted a truly magical film.
A.I. probably shouldn't have worked. Initially a Stanley Kubrick project, he handed it over to his good fried Spielberg to finish it off, only a few years before Kubrick died. But, how could one doubt the potent combination of Kubrick and Spielberg? With both of their…
Sort of watched this last night, or at least the first half until a group of malicious machines conspired to make my dvd unplayable. I was really surprised that Spielberg had this sort of darkness in him. Good stuff.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!