Actually been looking forward to this flick as it’s been a while since I watched a movie in the drama sci-fi genre (usually it’s action). The movie has a pretty nifty cast and awesome effects. I liked seeing Kate Mara again as I felt robbed of her in House of Cards’s 2nd season. I also enjoyed the thought provoking story of the movie. Personally I think as long as an AI is programmed by mankind it will always be flawed as we humans tend to corrupt our creations either we want to or not, it’s just who we are. I bet most people where routing for the Hacker/goverment side of this story (see, there I go being judgemental again as I have no faith in humans logic and reasoning skills in the rest the the world (which to me is everyone outside my 4 walls)). I knew I’d end up digressing while writing this review as I can see the for and againt sides of this tech from previous movies made. It’s SkyNet (Terminator) all over again right ? I don’t think so but at the same time what would happen to overpopulation and such if we had the tech to heal every sick person, revive every dead even tho we also had the tech to repair earth and have tech to replenish food… then again we’d probably also have the tech to leave earth so basically maybe there would be more plus sides than not… then again, Humans, tech – want – war – greed – death – stupid. Maybe we’re better off living in the stone age.
Oh my, I’d be digressing for ages if I don’t stop myself. I have to watch a movie when it’s sci-fi and it also help seeing Johnny Depp and Morgan Freeman on the cast list. That being said I’ve actually grown fond of Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany and Clifton Collins Jr. over the years as well so it’s an added bonus seeing all these men in this flick.
Since this is a drama and all I’d usually put it on the no rewatchable list but like most movies in the drama sci-fi genre, this movie don’t apply to that fact. It has a great story, it made me smile on more than one occation (Imagining being rich for the first time and buying a whole town… such possibilities… my own bunker)… and again, the effects, the cast… cool stuff.
This is the first movie Wally Pfister directed but he’s worked with cinematography on movies like Inception (2010), The Batman Trilogy, The Prestige (2006) and Memento (2000). A very respectful resume the fellow has, I’d watch more movies directed by him in the future.
..I rate this movie 7/10 stars..