When one of the top researches in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), decides to cross his human self with that of a machine, controversy reigns supreme. His wife (Rebecca Hall) is the only person who believes that the A.I. she talks to actually is Will himself. As the machine becomes more omnipresent, and Will’s best friend Max (Paul Bettany) begins to side with the activists against the A.I., Will’s wife decides she much help destroy the man destined to control the world before it’s too late.
I had mixed feelings when I watched the trailers for this movie because I could tell that the suspense factor probably wouldn’t be there like I wanted, and boy was I right! Transcendence is a snooze fest! It has zero suspense, action or anything really thought provoking. Even the all-star cast made me want to nod off throughout the whole entire thing. The talent of these actors was wasted and my time, as I was hoping for something more intellectual and creepy (like something out of 2001). There really isn’t much to review since this movie basically lets you down as it doesn’t become humans vs the machines like we hoped for. If you can’t sleep and have insomnia (now that’s a good movie) than see Transcendence. Otherwise, save your money, don’t even rent it!
4/10 Stars – Uneventful, boring, thrill-lacking and a waste of a great cast, Transcendence will put you to sleep!
Transcendence is an interesting commentary on our technological advancement but falls way short when it comes to being an entertaining film. Fascinating as the premise of the movie is the fact that from the very beginning it lacks any punch or thrill tells you exactly what to expect from the rest of the film.
Like my husband I suffer from a lack of words to review this film. It was just plain bad. I was bored the whole time. I didn’t care about the characters, the story…nothing. It wasn’t compelling, exciting or even insightful. Sure it featured some cool technology, all of which I had seen before thanks to Star Trek. Sad right? Fascinating as the tech might be it can’t be the backbone of the film. I had hoped that the all-star cast might compensate for the lack of drama or compelling dialogue but nope they are only as good as the material. I guess the saying “polish a turd and you still just have a turd just polished” seems to apply here. Harsh but true. Just don’t bother going to see this one and don’t Netflix it either. Just forget it ever came out and wait for the good stuff opening later this summer.
4/10 Stars – Transcendence takes itself way to seriously to be interesting.
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