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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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, some bloody images, brief strong language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire, Christian Bale and Jude Law were considered for one of the lead roles. See more »

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[from trailer]
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Will: Everywhere.
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It is a love story not a Sci-Fi movie
19 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is like "The Terminator" in this respect. The Sci-Fi gives the frame work to the story it is not the story itself. Johnny Depp is listed as the lead actor but he is more of a supporting actor.

I have read too many reviews talking about progressive anti-big corporation actors making a movie that represents their political views. Sure, all Sci-Fi movies talk about the issues with the technologies are being created today, that dates back to H.G. Wells. The reviewers who watched this movie with their political goggles on have missed a very good movie.

Some very good actors explore the issues of taking care of a dying loved one and how at some point you lose yourself in doing so. Another issue is how much we project our selves onto our loved ones and how we want them to have our beliefs.

Yes the politics are there and you will see the same issues if you read the paper today.

Leave your politics at home and enjoy the movie for what it is.


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