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BTDesign Award
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Jake Thomas, Brendan Gleeson, William Hurt, Sam Robards, Adam Scott, Kathryn Morris, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Clara Bellar, Keith Campbell, Miguel Perez, Jack Angel, Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock

Director(s): Steven Spielberg

Language: English

Genre: Science Fiction

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It is a time when natural resources are limited and technology is advancing at an astronomical pace. Where you live is monitored; what you eat is engineered; and the person serving you is not a person at all. It?s artificial. Gardening, housekeeping, companionship -- there is a robot for every need. Except love.

Emotion is the last, controversial frontier in robot evolution. Robots are seen as sophisticated appliances; they?re not supposed to have feelings. But with so many parents not ... [Get complete synopsis]


Deril wrote on June 1, 2005, 8:40 am
BALLS!! I'll give it 1 star for visual...New York at the end I felt was well done. But I hate the Haley Osmond kid and the story dragged out for me. The ending was boring and the movie just didn't live up to it's potential.....waiting for Mike's 4 star stamp & explanation.
Papamikey wrote on June 1, 2005, 9:09 am
oH for the love of Pete!

First off, I LIKED it but didn't LOOOVE it (places 4-star rubber stamp back in its velvet casing). Haley Osmet is a decent child actor, given his age, he is VERY good. W.C.Fields said there are two things you should never work with: Kids and animals, H.J.Osmet pulls his own.

Secondly, this story (and I refer to JUST the story) is TRUE Sci-Fi, both a disturbing look at the future and a message for us trying to replicate ourselves in robotic form, giving them feelings and then discarding them is the cruelest form of punishment I can fathom. See I, Robot for an awful treatment of this same theme.

All that being said, I got hit with the DOUBLE-whammy that this came out around the time my first born arrived. So I was DOUBLY sensitive to the plight of a child and his bond to his parents.

The only thing that didn't work for me was what's his face, Jude Law, as the sex robot...meh.

Papa Mikey!
MasterWoodsman wrote on June 1, 2005, 7:57 pm
Once again Mikey has the correct interpretation. There is no subjectivity about it: He is right, Deril is wrong.

Deril, I think you must have missed the whole point of the movie. The topic is a little sappy (love) but the way it is addressed is unique and thorough.

I like this movie more and more every time I see it. The ending espcially. Always gives me the willies how he's the only moving representation of man. Pretty cool stuff...

And just for trivia buffs, much of this story was developped by Stanley Kurbic. Spielberg was a good friend of his and did the movie in his honor.
Deril wrote on June 3, 2005, 9:22 am
No, I think I got the point just right...balls!
motleymitch wrote on June 6, 2005, 11:04 am
I liked what Mikey said about Haley Joel Osment "pulling his own". heh heh heh.
Jefferygn wrote on June 6, 2005, 11:46 am
Mood: Disappointed but reasonably at peace.
For the first time, this site provoked me to see a movie. So I rented AI on friday (oh yes, I have a life...).

It was okay. I thought the story idea was quite good. The philosophical notions worth exploring. The execution, however, on the part of Mr. Spielberg, were painfully typical of him. I never ever like the way he directs his actors. I always feel like I am watching live action cartoon characters. They never feel real to me. A great movie to me is one where disbelief can be suspended without reservation. But when the basic performances of the actors is so cartoonish, I find it hard to let go.

That being said, the movie was visually remarkable. I thought it an excellent use of CGI: i.e., thoughtful, not excessive.

So I give it a weak three stars. I am tempted to give it only 2.5, but somehow, that doesn't seem enough.
motleymitch wrote on July 29, 2005, 11:25 am
I agree thoroughly with Jeffy and will give it the weak 2.5 stars.
The Jude Law character I found was useless. The CGI was not overbearing, but well-done.
This was blatantly a Pinocchio story, almost verbatim, which is okay because it was referenced as such thorughout the film. My main issue is that this should've ended with the kid frozen in the water, staring at the Blue Fairy.
Star wipe, end credits.
No. As soon as the aliens showed up and there was another hour tacked on.....**groan**....typical Spielberg.
I did like the robotic Teddy bear though.
suaveay wrote on February 12, 2006, 1:54 pm
Yeah, I'll agree with you there, Mitch. This movie definitely had too many endings. End it already!

Great use of CGI and the designs were top-notch.
MrTTT wrote on July 14, 2006, 9:18 am
Mood: sleepy
This movie totally sucked. I would recommended it anyone.
motleymitch wrote on July 14, 2006, 9:27 am
It sucked and you WOULD recommend it anyone???
Thanks pal!
Jefferygn wrote on July 14, 2006, 10:59 am
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

"You sir, are an idiot."
-K, the Klown.
MasterWoodsman wrote on July 14, 2006, 4:55 pm
Jeff comes out swinging!

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