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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…
"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…
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.…
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.
Basically a Pinocchio movie but set in the future with robots!
Directed by Steven Spielberg.
It is a crafty film, directed with careful precision from Spielberg as to be given legacy tribute to Stanley Kubrick; for the purpose of long on-hold status of the project. It has got well-deserved performance from Haley Joel Osment, and William Hurt.
Screenplay from Spielberg is excellently carved out; I find its art-direction somewhat resembling to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. 2000 years is very long period and it sort of brought non-satisfactory feelings about, what is going to happen next. Some questions were not answered such as the purpose of Jude Law character, why did David (Osment) felt affinity with him by grabbing his hand and so on. Nevertheless, it is charming film, one which at-least brings back the entertainment and joy that Blade Runner provides.
Ugh, I had forgotten about the prologue which is nothing more than anti-global warming, save the polar ice caps bullcrap.
I still remain fascinated by the concept of sentient AI.
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Wonderful sci-fi fairy tale with a bleak vision of mankind and a fascinating view of a distant future world.
Here is another entry from Roger Ebert's list of "Great Movies".
A.I. is spellbinding for the first third of the movie. Haley Joel Osment plays an android named David that has been programmed to love his mother. He loves her in the way a dog lovers it's master - unconditionally and seemingly without needing much in return. David is very much like a real boy but there is always something a little off about him. He comes off in a creepy and alien-like way. Spielberg does a great job in keeping this creepy vibe going, always keeping you a little off-balance. The first act is also the best at really examining the moral dilemma of creating an artificial being that…
This was one of the weirdest viewing experiences I've had. The tone is all over the place. I still don't even know if I liked it or not.
Another one of those 'oh, what could have been!" movies that in itself is a great outing for director Spielberg but would have been much much better if Kubrick would have been able to fully realize the project himself. The first half of the movie is nothing short of astounding but by the time the end rolls around you can feel the Spielberg effect all round, for better and worse. Mostly worse. A.I. gives another feeling of 'opportunity missed' but when compared to most sci-fi movies dealing with these themes still stands tall.
Dryg unge. Gillar dock slutet med utomjordingarna. Får en att undra vad detta hade blivit i Kubricks händer.
Who makes teddy bears with voices that creepy?
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