In the not-so-far future the polar ice caps have melted and the resulting raise of the ocean waters has drowned all the coastal cities of the world. Withdrawn to the interior of the continents, the human race keeps advancing, reaching to the point of creating realistic robots (called mechas) to serve him. One of the mecha-producing companies builds David, an artificial kid which is the first to have real feelings, especially a never-ending love for his “mother”, Monica. Monica is the woman who adopted him as a substitute for her real son, who remains in cryo-stasis, stricken by an incurable disease. David is living happily with Monica and her husband, but when their real son returns home after a cure is discovered, his life changes dramatically. —IMDb
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He went to California State University Long Beach, but dropped out to pursue his entertainment career. He gained notoriety as an uncredited assistant editor on the classic western “Wagon Train” (1957). Among his early directing efforts were Battle Squad (1961), which combined World War II footage with footage of an airplane on the ground that he makes you believe is moving. He also directed Escape to Nowhere (1961), which featured children as World War Two soldiers, including his sister Anne Spielberg, and The Last Gun (1959), a western. All of these were short films. The next couple of years, Spielberg directed a couple of movies that would… read more
La prima parte è buonissima, perchè l'estetica è alla "Spielberg" e i temi trattati sollevano questioni etiche molto stimolanti.Peccato che la seconda parte crolli drasticamente,con una favola che diventa troppo "favola" ed un finale stucchevole che cerca in ogni modo di emozionare lo spettatore, ricorrendo ad un patetismo forzato.Un film riuscito male,visto lo scipt e le sue potenzialità.Peccato davvero.3*
Watched this today not having seen it for about ten years. AI had in my mind always been a great sci-fi adventure, but today I saw a heartbreaking tale of a neglected childhood. I can't remember the last time I cried so much to a movie. The scene where the mom leaves David in the woods was almost unbearable. Strange how time changes you. Still one of Spielberg's best albeit one of his saddest.
Also: A new trailer for Soderbergh’s Magic Mike.
The new Film Quarterly and a round of papers from Boston.
One of the most popular directors in the history of cinema is also a perpetual catalyst of “divisive critical discourse.”
There's no reason you can't be playful and serious at the same time. Made last year as part of Futurestates series of short videos, Ramin Bahrani
Apro così: A.I. è l’unico film di Spielberg che in pieno azzecca il mio gusto, e lo reputo uno dei punti più alti del cinema statunitense del nuovo millennio. Mai stato grande fanatico del papà di… read review
En dépit d’un début assez poussif, on se laisse prendre à l’histoire proposée par Spielberg revisitant totalement le mythe de Pinocchio. Il faut dire que le sujet est très intéressant à mes yeux, étant… read review
A great visual film that is a perfect ode to Stanley Kubrick’s idea. The story was an interesting take in Pinocchio that is actually one of the most effective adaptions. The acting was perfect and… read review