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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 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…
‘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 imperfect but highly interesting/engrossing film that grapples with complex themes
Okay so I have to say I enjoyed this film quite a bit. It has it's flaws but overall comes out strong. No Spielberg did not rape the film, he just made it into more a 'Spielberg' film although there are traces of Kubrick.
Right so I really liked the first 50 or so minutes of the film when David was with his 'family'. It was interesting to see how the characters interacted with each other and how David changed. Also this film is more proof that Haley Joel Osment is or more rather was the only child actor that can act. This act does raise some important questions, for instance when Martin comes home, is it justifiable that his…
Spielberg's sentimentality runs rampant in a film that has a lot of things going for it: art direction; musical score; basic storyline. Memorable visually and for some genuinely touching moments although Osment is miscast - he just doesn't have the acting ability to go the long haul.
Owned - Blu-Ray
FUCK IM SO EMO
I actually hadn't seen this movie since I was a kid, I just watched it again and found it rather interesting. As someone that loves futurism, sci-fi, and Turing test ethics, this movie got my juices flowing. Cinematically I thought it was weird to introduce a narrator around 7/9ths the way through the movie; it left me feeling like the conclusion was disjoint from the story, leaving for an, for the lack of a better term, artificial ending. With that being said I thought it was an overall good movie and would recommend it to anyone that is interested in technological ethics and/or philosophy.
I love Spielberg to death, but Kubrick should have made this one
I'm not sure I'm properly equipped to write about this film in the way I feel it deserves, so I'm going to have to ask a bit of forgiveness for some of the rambling digressions that are about to happen.
The moon, the mirrors - mechas as reflections of ourselves; the way Spielberg constructs this visual motif and then pays it off at the end of the first major segment of the film with the final shot of David watching himself in the side mirror of his mother's car as she drives away, the cryogenic tank that keeps his brother alive + being left at the bottom of the pool in the party scene + the finale in which all…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!