Friday, October 10, 2014

Transcendence 2014


     Dr. Will Caster and his wife Evelyn are working together in the field of Artificial Intelligence.  They are trying to develop a machine able to express all human emotions along with knowledge of everything ever known.  Will has been made a target of terrorist groups believing in anti-technology.  They are afraid of a takeover of mankind by this type of machine.  Will is wounded by one of these groups and he dies.  Emily and their friend Max Waters upload his essence into their machine.  They can't be sure this is really Will and his thirst for knowledge as a machine also involves a need for power.  Electrical power and control of the world.
     I have a problem with the music and cinematography of this film.  The score keeps yelling, “This is a GREAT movie!”  But, this isn’t a great movie?  How many times does destruction rebuilt by Will need to be shown and the length of the film is also too long?  Everything about this film seems superficial?  2 1/2* (This movie is so-so)

119 min, Drama directed by Wally Pfister with Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser, Clifton Collins Jr., Cory Hardrict, Falk Hentschel, Josh Stewart.

Note:  Imdb 6.3 out of 10, 19% critic 38% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*.

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