It's far from perfect, but I consider "A.I." as Steven Spielberg's most ambitious film. As story between science fiction and fairy tale it has some really remarkable and memorable sequences. The greatest pity is that Spielberg loses sight of the question of ethic responsibility after switching to David's perspective.
A.I. has ruined other films for me. How can a film be this artificial yet so emotionally naked, this angry yet so sad, this conventional yet so alien? Its soaring beauty can only be described through hyperboles.
After my initial viewing, I cried so much that I felt ashamed and tried to hide my face from others. Cinema could have stopped existing following it's release and I wouldn't have mind. This is all I need.
Fucked, especially for Spielberg. The Flesh Fair is too haunting -- so is the rest of the film. Ironically humanized android characters like Teddy (MVP), David and Joe make this one of the most emotionally affecting and disturbing films I've ever seen.
The whole thing is outstanding, but the section that gives me goosebumps is the one that I keep reading criticism about - the end. I find the coda to be incredible. 0both uplifting and heartbreaking, which I have rarely seen pulled off.
Spielberg's artistic maturity begins here. It is here where he truly began to think about the deeper moral and political implications about his works, not just superficially so. When he cared to of course (Indy 4 I'm looking at you). One of his very, very best.
It's nice to see that the negativity surrounding this film has started to subside. In my opinion it's a great one of Spielberg's, a real achievement of his and a fitting tribute to Kubrick.
It would've been phenomonal to have seen A.I. come to life actually under Kubrick but Spielberg did him a great service of at least doing what he could with what ended up on the frame in the end.
i am... i was.
it's not what we are called - human - only by name or symbols, it's what we do and feel that defines us. one of the greatest, a timeless philosophical examination/critique of human nature.