Conclusion: 'Artificial Intelligence' is a film that has hit me a different way each time I've seen it. I can't get enough of it, either, as there's always that little bit more that I missed, or misread, and it opens up new doors and alleys in the film. I would have killed to see this under the hands of Kubrick, but his replacement is no slouch either, even if he is far from his prime these days.
Excerpt: In a future world of runaway global warming and awe-inspiring scientific advances, humans share every aspect of their lives with sophisticated companion robots called Mechas. But when an advanced prototype robot child named David is programmed to show unconditional love, his human family isn't prepared for the consequences. Suddenly, David is on his own in a strange and dangerous world.
Conclusion: A.I. is surely not for everyone. For those that want to take the chance and go on a journey of a possible future Earth then the Blu-ray is your best way to do it. If it weren’t for the stinted special features on this disc it would have garnered a higher score overall. The film, though, is a near masterpiece. Ten years after seeing it for the first time I totally get it, and I’m sure there’s even more to it that I’ve yet to discover. Loved it!
Excerpt: The Film A.I. Artificial Intelligence is the type of film that could have turned out very differently depending on the director. Director Stanley Kubrick worked on the film during the pre-production stage (a period of more than twenty years before it was finally completed by Steven Spielberg), but with his passing, the film was left in limbo.
Excerpt: Of all of Spielberg's films, this is probably my least favorite. Its pacing is horrendous, it runs much too long at 145 minutes, and its last 40 minutes are a bizarre waste of time. While the acting and special effects are very good they can't overcome the boring second act and the horrendous ending(s).
Summary: I propose that we build a robot who can love. Boy oh boy. A.I. Artificial Intelligence is one of those wonderfully tangled and deeply-rooted pictures that's ripe for a full-length book examination of not only its history as a film project but, far more important, its viability as an absorbing and thorough look at humanity and what it means to be human, the picture delving into some heavy psychological and philosophical overtones that succinctly run the gamut of human...
Summary: Steven Spielberg takes Stanley Kurbrick's story of a robotic Pinocchio lost in a dark future and lightens it up with a bit too much schmaltz, but Haley Joel Osment's extraordinary performance carries the film.
Conclusion: This is not about the shadow of Stanley Kubrick but the bright, burning light of Spielberg's filmmaking genius. Difficult and challenging, it is also profound, extraordinary and visually astounding. Tally it up and you've got a very unusual masterpiece.
Excerpt: Mellan science-fiction och saga, mellan förnuftigt konstaterande och vemod. Inget är riktigt nytt i "A.I.", där praktiskt taget varje scen får en att minnas något ur andra filmer, men den känns ändå unik. Den speciella stämningen hänger kvar över en länge, liksom funderingarna kring vad som egentligen menas. Det var länge sedan jag så rastlöst väntade på att andra skulle se en film, för att kunna diskutera den med dem.