|Cast: Haley Joel Osment,
Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Genre: Science Fiction
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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.
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.
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.
No, I think I got the point just right...balls!
I liked what Mikey said about Haley Joel Osment "pulling his own". heh heh heh.
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.
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.
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.
This movie totally sucked. I would recommended it anyone.
It sucked and you WOULD recommend it anyone???
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:
"You sir, are an idiot."
-K, the Klown.
Jeff comes out swinging!
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