A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), TSPDT #941, Not Recommended

Best scene in the movie

I have to be honest. I tried to write a regular review for this film, but I disliked the movie so much that I don’t care. On some level, I felt personally offended. Rather than try to write some long justification, I am just going to say I don’t recommend it and move on. I recommend PinocchioStar Trek: The Next Generation, and Battlestar Galactica. They explore the themes in this film far better, with a greater maturity and depth that won’t leave you feeling like you have been lectured to like a child.

9 thoughts on “A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), TSPDT #941, Not Recommended

  1. It’s a good movie when you watch it once, It’s not so good when you watch it again though. It’s even worse when you watch it a third time. Like most spiel berg flics.
    Kubricks a turnin.
    The moon balloon was pretty cool though.

  2. Valerie,
    I re-watched AI a couple of months ago late at night. It didn’t take very long to remember why I didn’t care for it the first time while seeing it in the theater. I was so disappointed that Speilberg was behind such a bad film. By the time I got to the end where he goes down to the bottom of the ocean to find that damn angel, fairy or whatever she was, I was ready to pull my hair out.

    I liked the talking teddy bear but Jude Law drove me nuts. Speaking of talking Teddy Bears. I saw Ted recently and I didn’t hate it. It was better than I expected.

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      • Oh, I’m excited about getting a Ruxpin actually. I remember the year they came out and my sister going insane trying to find one for my nephew. She did manage to overpay for one and my nephew (He was just a tot then) never really cared for it. It scared him so it sat in the closet. I think they must be worth something now.

        I hope you’re having a great weekend.
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  3. I couldn’t agree with you more. It started out pretty well, and went straight downhill. I was especially disgusted by the ending — the typical aliens, taking the already stretched-out story to a whole different thing. Yuck!

  4. Aliens?Oh my… AI is the best American movie of the 21st Century up to now. No wonder it is not understood in the States. It will raise in the TSPDT with the years, and tripe like Star Wars will go down, unless internet fanboys take over film criticism. Is the only modern film to successfully talk about the future of the human kind, what does it means to love, and our part as Gods, as Creators (as well as our responsibility). Your loss I guess. (It is OK, we live in times where hacks like Nolan get praised for badly executed action scenes and supposedly serious shots of cynic vigilantes).

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