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A.I.: Artificial Intelligence – One Step Short

Posted 21 Jun 2009 — by Jason A. Hill
Category Film Reviews, Movies I Didn't Get

By Jason A. Hill

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, USA, 2001

Directed by Steven Spielberg

robot david arrives at "pleasure" townA.I. is just one of those films people can’t forget or stop talking about.

Spoiler AlertI got about 75% of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Everything about it was strange, interesting and wonderfully disturbing, set in the near future but having an almost timeless quality of modern consumerism. It centers around a family whose only child has digressed into a vegetative state. A robotic boy named David (Haley Joel Osment), the first programmed to love, is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee (Sam Robards) and his wife (Frances O”Conner), to replace their son, who has been cryogenically frozen until a cure can be found.

Though David is gradually accepted and becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David as he is abandoned by his “mother” and left to survive in a society that fears and hates their new robotic compatriots. Several groups of robot-hating humans chase David and his companions until they all are caught. David does eventually meet his creator, but fails to discover the meaning of his quest. He is then further pursued by agents of control. Read More