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Transcendence (2014)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi  -  18 April 2014 (USA)
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As Dr. Will Caster works toward his goal of creating an omniscient, sentient machine, a radical anti-technology organization fights to prevent him from establishing a world where computers can transcend the abilities of the human brain.

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Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed-to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can...but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will's thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him. Written by Warner Bros.

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Christian Bale was Wally Pfister's first choice for the lead role but when negotiations fell through Johnny Depp was cast instead. See more »

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Max: Shut it down!
Evelyn: It? That's HIM!
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14 April 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Tell me...what do you get when you take a bunch of computer nerds who have no concept of effective storytelling and put them into a room to make a movie...? You get transcendence.

The whole thing is based on special effects. It's a film by people who think half of the cameras running at 300 fps is art...or something.

I am so tired of movies where all that matters is how cool it looks. The plot was ridiculous.At the end of the movie a group of twenty-something guys were exiting ahead of us and one of the guys said, "that was pretty excellent!" I thought, "Well, I guess it's working for its demographic."

So, to everyone involved...give up your gun toting, world-is-an- illusion, horrible filmmaking and go put your money to good use...like film school.


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