This movie is told as a sci-fi fairy tale
for adults about a perfect robotic child named David, who yearns
to be a real boy and is abandoned with only his super toy teddy
bear as a companion.
David is programmed to love, but those
around him are not. The rich visuals, the sets, the costumes,
and the creative make-up effects are stunning. It will keep you
guessing and put you in a lot of moods that will stay with you
long after you leave the theater.
I've never seen anything like it. That
alone gives it a big plus for me.
If a movie affects you positively, you
think it's great; but if it strikes a different cord
A.I. is that kind of film.
Actually it's 3 films, one good, one bad,
and one ugly (sorry Clint); however, when it comes to endings,
Spielberg doesn't take the easy way out. He gives you the one
you expect, the one you don't expect, and the completely ridiculous.
A complex movie so bizarre, that there
is no simple explanation. At times brilliant, at other times
Artificial Intelligence starts out with many promising possibilities.
The strangeness of a robot being part of a middle-class family
raised all kinds of issues that could have been very entertaining.
I was disappointed that only a few bright
spots were focused on, leaving many opportunities for suspenseful
drama to develop, but were allowed to die.
In the last half, the film becomes futuristic,
hopeless, and is basically a nightmare story.