Director: Wally Pfister
Cast: Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany
In the movie, Transcendence is a machine with collective intelligence that is being created by a group of artificial intelligence (AI) scientists led by Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp). Another group, the anti-AI extremist is against the project and will do anything to stop it. Along the way, Dr. Caster dies; his wife uploaded Dr. Caster's consciousness on the machine, and some incredible consequences occur.
The first half of the movie is almost a snooze-fest. Some consequences of in the second half of the movie are hard to believe even in a science fiction or fantasy movie. For example, the effect of the machine is supposedly worldwide and the FBI is so concerned about it. But you don't feel this pandemonium in the way the way the movie is written or, maybe, in the way the script is interpreted on screen. Another thing that's off is the movies being too preachy and cheap and failed allusion to the coming of the Messiah. The writing is all over the place.
Date seen: April 19, 2014