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lead scientists in artificial intelligence takes dangerous side effects when his consciousness downloaded into one of these programs.
Review: Truly the questions this film asks leave me wondering. So lets start with the film itself, as a scifi thriller, its beautifully executed with some stunning visuals, to the extent that sometimes it has the feel of a travel advertisement. The story hangs together well, with strong central performances which keep you engaged. Some of the ethics are quite complex, and you have to ask if the machines intent is really hostile, or is that just the interpretation characters are putting on it because they dont understand. And we fear what we do not understand. The intent here is clearly to tell a story in such a way that you walk away thinking about it. Job done. I came away thoroughly entertained, and thinking more about singularity and transcendence than I have in quite a while. If you are after a Saturday afternoon blockbuster with a lot of action, this might not be the film for you, but if you prefer your action with a little more intrigue, this is a great film.
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director: Wally Pfister
Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman