(This review may contain spoilers).
The idea behind this film was quite an intriguing one, but I’m not sure it’s one I’d watch again.
When I saw the preview of this film, I thought immediately that this film was one I wanted to see. The storyline was appealing and I recognised quite a few actors from other things I’ve seen them in.
A.I. is something people seem to play around with quite a lot, whether it’s a computer making tactical decisions by playing a game of chess or similar, or making a virtual boy/girlfriend. Therefore, the idea of uploading someone’s consciousness into a computer isn’t actually that much of a stretch.
I did find it a bit difficult to believe in Will and Evelyn’s relationship at the beginning. I felt that there wasn’t a lot of chemistry between the actors, and Will’s dialogue came across as rather stilted and emotionless at times. It worked when his consciousness was uploaded, but not so much beforehand.
The whole ‘this is the end result of the film’s events’ worked to a certain extent, but I personally feel it destroys a lot of the suspense to show the aftermath at the beginning.
The character I liked the best was the one played by Paul Bettany. His evolution and character’s journey made the most sense. Only one of the characters in the group attacking A.I.s was further explored, though. I would have liked to see more of the back stories explored.
There were quite a few actors I recognised in this film and for the most part, I could see them as the characters they played. I have some mixed feelings about the ending. I felt there was more of the story that could have been explored and I was still left with some questions by the end.