Friday, February 11, 2011

A.I. Artificial Intelligence-review


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            Well what can I say?  It’s a good movie for a retelling of the Pinocchio story.  I have a few nitpicks but that aside the acting is really decent.  First off in the beginning we have a company that is trying to make a robot that can love someone. That is why they want to make a child robot that can imprint completely to a human.  But all that just reminds me of the assholes from “Blade Runner” who try to make Replicants who are “more human than human”.   Even the professor making the boy says “But in the beginning, didn't God create Adam to love him?”  For fucks sake you are a man of science!

            It’s like that Frankenstein mentality of scientist trying to be God.  Still I don’t get it.  In a flooded world where green houses gases have plunged the planet into a chaos wouldn’t humanity NEED to adapt by building technology that would serve them doing tasks that humans found dangerous or distasteful. 

            Isaac Asimov came up with the three rules of robotics:
  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

And always let you're conscience be your guide.
What the hell is wrong with these rules that folks in sci-fi movies just feel the need to make a Galatea character out of Robots?  Anyway David, played by Haley Joel Osment is able to bank enough on his cute kid factor. Meanwhile, Jude Law is kick ass as Gigolo Joe.  Now see, this is a need I can imagine people in the future wanting a market for. 

Hi I'm a PC and I can't do shit.
            My next biggest nitpick is the Aliens.  Yes there are aliens excavating Earth and they are able to read wee robot David’s mind.  How the hell can you read a Robot’s mind?  Can they tell what a Mac or a PC is thinking?  Anyway turns out these aliens can clone some of the remains they find in their excavations.

            Problem is they SUCK at it.  Apparently the creatures they spawn aren’t clones per se like you’d expect.  No! That would make sense.  Instead we get some bollocks about how space time can only be traveled once so the people they bring back only live one day.  What the hell?  Ok identical twins are essentially clones does that mean if one of them dies the other can only live a day more in this world?

Talk to the hand Osment.
It’s an okay movie to rent.  However it’s not without its flaws which stick out like a sore thumb.  It’s long and needlessly complicated.  It seems to try very hard to arty and follow the Pinocchio story taking you to complex concepts rather then simple notions.  Oh, and it was nice to see that in the future apparently the World Trade Center was rebuilt before the green house gases flooded New York. 

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