Sunday, July 12, 2009

Movie Review: A.I Artificial Intelligence

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Yeah, its really been a while (few days only, though) that I didnt update my blog. Whenever the mood comes, MSN will distracted me, or maybe Facebook, or the Kingdom Hearts game ... Anyway, today I'll review on the 2001 sci-fi movie, Artificial Intelligence, directed, produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg based on the short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the intelligence of machines and the branch of computer science which aims to create it. Major AI textbooks define the field as "the study and design of intelligent agents," where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions which maximize its chances of success. John McCarthy, who coined the term in 1956, defines it as "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines." --- From Wikipedia.

Machines, or commonly we known it as "robots", are capable of doing dangerous stuffs and they can even done the work that no human being can do. As years goes by, these robots are created with artificial intelligence, they're able to walk pass obstacles, dance, play football, serve as customer service officer and even think by themselves.

In the movie, the technology of creating robots is so successful until the robots they created are as real as a normal human.

The creator of all these robots, called Mechas, said in a meeting that, since the technology are so advanced until people cannot differentiate Mechas and humans from appearance, there's still one thing that Mecha lack off - the ability to LOVE.

So he made a prototype Mecha named David, with the ability to love. Once that protocol was activated, it cannot be erased. David was given to a family whose the husband, Henry, is the Mecha Producer company, Cybertronics. Their child was infected by a rare disease and Henry's wife, Monica was so upset. David was used as a substitute as their child and Monica activated the protocol to love.

Suddenly their son was cured and he was sent back home. Monica gave more attention on her son and abandoned David. David knew that he's not real and start searching for the Blue Fairy in the fairy tale Pinocchio with his super toy Teddy after he was left behind by Monica in country side.

With all his might and guts, he went through many obstacles and trouble in order to search for the Blue Fairy, where she's the one who turned Pinocchio into a real boy. He dream of becoming a real boy, so that Monica would love him again. he found the statue of Blue Fairy in the submerged New York.

He stayed inside the submarine with Teddy, wishing quietly to the statue that he would like to become a real boy so he'll be loved by Monica. He wished for 2000 years without realizing the water surrounding the submarine was frozen and humans are extinct. A group of alien-like humanoid Mechas found David and Teddy. They rescued both of them from the submarine and they read David's mind.

David wished to turn himself into a real boy, instead, the alien-like humanoid Mecha offers to resurrect his mommy for him. With the help of Teddy, David obtained some of Monica's hair where he cut off due to his playfulness. The alien-like humanoid Mecha cloned Monica and told David their main purpose. Human are extinct, they hope to resurrect any human being back to life so the world will be having life forms again. But their project was a failure. The human being they resurrected from the death will only last for a day, and they'll sleep forever again.

David agrees with the alien-like humanoid Mecha and they bring Monica back to life. David cried when saw Monica and David had his "happiest day of his life" with Monica and Teddy in their house where the alien-like humanoid Mecha recreated using David's memories.

When the day is over, Monica said she felt so strange and need some rest. The memorable quote from this scene was:

"I love you David, I do love you. I'll always love you."

Tears drop from David's eyes (Mecha is crying !?), as the "everlasting moment that he's waiting for" is here. David slept beside Monica while holding her hands and Teddy came over to the bed and sat there, the movie ends.

I watched this movie twice, and twice I cried in the end of the movie. I dont know why but somehow the story touched me. The special effects were way too great for the year 2001 and its a nice story. This film was awarded "Box-office number 1 film of 2001" and Saturn Award for "Best science fiction film of 2001".

Rating ? 10 out of 10 !


Gyee Jong said...

I watched that a few year ago and personally i think the movie is really nice and touching. I remember a scene where he finally found the bluefairy and prayed hard for his wished to came true.

Syaoran2138 said... I know everyone in ur list writing about robots oh...haha. The scene you talking about I got put inside the post, so does the picture of that scene. I think no matter how many times I watch this, I'll still be touched by the story. When our technology become that advanced one day, will there be a law to protect robots right, since they're able to love !?

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