Reviews and Problems with A.I. Artificial Intelligence
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Kubrick's fairy tale
Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I don't blame Spielberg or Kubrick for this movie. Kubrick had a version, a idea to give a fairy tale a twist but he died before he could get it to the big screen, so his long time friend Steven Spielberg tries to make the project that Kubrick couldn't do and the question that I bet was burning inside peoples head that if Kubrick directed the movie would it be spectacular, arty master peace?
Summary: This is most likely the strangest movie I've ever watched. I wasn't in love with the first half of it, but by the second half it all became very sad. I think I cried. Although I'm still not sure whether I like it or not.
Excerpt: This 2001 spectacle of film started off in the hands of master director Stanley Kubrick. But when he suddenly passed away Steven Spielberg kindly picked up where Kubrick left off and finished A.I. What we get is Spielberg back in familiar sci-fi territory with all the Kubrick strange new worlds. A.I. at its heart is a story of a machine that is taught to love and only love. He happens to be a child but what sparks is his interest in wanting to be human.
Excerpt: It's too much for me to wonder why Mr. Kubrick would approach Spielberg to direct this. Adrian Lyne, Ridley Scott, Terry Gilliam or David Lynch might have provided a much more appropriate translation of this great story. I feel like Spielberg spoon-feeds me facts about the story that I would have enjoyed figuring out on my own. It's his overall directing style.
Summary: Theme is really interesting but spielberg manages to ruin it. Kubrick was supposed to direct this movie? I feel cheated. It could be great, maybe his best, although he wasnt 60s,70s and 80s Kubrick by the end of his career, but he was still very good.
Summary: if you're thinking about shooting yourself, see this movie. it is the mental equivalent of a bullet ripping through your cranium, tearing your brain to shreds. without carrying out the actual pulling of the trigger on a weapon. very much a horror movie, the horror is how sad the movie is. never seen a movie that could take one to rock bottom of the mariana trench and leave one there.
Summary: You can call it overlooked, or underrated, but the fact is that this film was misunderstood at the time of release. Revisiting 'A.I.' now, I see the things I missed and am intrigued by it's darker tone that I found offsetting years ago. A sci-fi story strictly of personal feelings, emotions, and discovery. The only thing consistent here with Spielberg's other films is the wondrous special effects.