All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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.
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…
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…
Kubrick's films to me are often a paint it by numbers image that requires me as a viewer to decide what colour should go where.
A.I. is that image created by Kubrick already coloured in by Spielberg, which is what essentially bugs me about this film.
I appreciated the visuals, the acting and a couple of sequences more this time round, but the insistent hammering home of the themes and messy pacing just don't work. There is nothing left to ponder about, nothing left to explore or discover, which is a great shame as it is a film that certainly would have lent itself well for that.
When you're set out to explore themes about what makes us human you should start with the questions, not with the answers.
Seems like it never wants to end..
... First some rhetorical means:
If you want to watch a film about human existence starring Jude Law, go see Cronenbergs "eXistenZ".
If you want to watch a film with an extraordinary ending starring a young Haley Joel Osment, go see Shyamalans "The Sixth Sense".
If you want to watch a film with some truly interesting views on and possible problems of artificial intelligence, go see Garlands "Ex Machina".
If you want to watch a typical and generic sci-fi - family - adventure film, go see Spielbergs "A.I. Artificial Intelligence".
... And then some short thoughts on the film:
Some of the interesting reflections on the theme of artificial intelligence gets eaten up by the conventions of the adventure genre.…
Is this were we are going?
2001 "Teddy" Total fiction / 2016 "NAO Robot" Very real. What's the difference, there isn't one. The Singularity is Near!!!
2000 years from now, "A.I" will be available to stream on a platform equivalent to our Netflix. And the young advanced intelligent beings-- looking for a movie to "Netflix and chill" will somehow stumble upon this movie in a classic section, and maybe, they'll take away a thing or two about us-- who we were as humans-- in the midst of their "close encounters". That's a good date.
It's Spielberg's "Au Hasard Balthazar".
A.I. Is a turd that stinks to high heaven. It's boring, it's excessively long, and it's dull. I love Steven Spielberg, and even after a stinker like this, I have no doubt in my mind that he's the greatest filmmaker that has ever lived.
I had forgotten how agonizingly uncomfortable to watch this film is.
I had forgotten what a fully-realized, evocative world this film builds.
I will never forget what a masterpiece this film is.
The last 20 minutes get me every time!!😢
Una de las mejores cosas que tiene este film -de las muchas que tiene- es que con solo un plano o con solo unos minutos consigue ser lo que es.
Que grande era Kubrick. Que grande... ¡Y Spilberg!
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
Complete list. :-(