In the wake of humanity’s extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
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A decent sci-fi tale that takes it´s cue from 10 Cloverfield Lane with the whole underground confinement theme. Production design is great and the acting as well but the script is not as sharp as it should nor is the direction. The movie has everything it needs to thrill and enthrall but it all becomes quite "meh"... The execution and the writiting does not manage the urgency it needs.
Solid direction, acting and storytelling combine for one heck of an impressive feature debut. Clara Ruggard is perfect as the impressionable Daughter and easily carries the roller-coaster of emotion through her journey. There are a few logic holes like the rat, stuffing a giant gun in the back of your pants but hey, I look forward to seeing what Sputore tackles next. 3.5 stars
Wow! The last 2/3 years of sci-fi have been obsessed with themes/approaches I do not relate to (mostly thrillers and upload-your-loved-one-conscience narratives). The first 15 years of this century were amazing sci-fi years. We had Blomkamp at his best, Primer, Her, Snowpiercer, Moon, V For Vendetta and many more. This, I hope, marks the return to great sci-fi stories in movies. China and India also produce now...
Peut-on programmer l'être humain comme on programme les machines ? C'est au final la question que pose I am Mother, en montrant comment les machines tentent de reprogrammer l'humain pour qu'il se comporte tel qu'elles en ont besoin. C'est aussi toute la limite du film... Nous ne pouvons qu'avoir un doute à le croire...
2-3. Essentially 'Aliens', 'Portal', and 'The Matrix' rolled into one, yet also less than them. It's ultimately less a film about the triumph of the human spirit than it is an anti-technology polemic of sorts. It's kind of made for a generation that sees technology as the new God. Fear seems to be the ultimate intended product of the film. For all the material's thematic potential, it's ultimately simple.
This is about artificial intelligence dominating humans or even becoming parents of them. This movie keeps you guessing & your head spinning; it heightens the tension at & with every turn. It is beautifully shot, convincingly designed and with great performances of both actors, Clara Rugaard & Hillary Swank.