"If man's limitations are removed, he becomes infinite and will transcend"
"Transcendence" is an interesting look at a lot of things, but mainly the film serves to open your mind to possibility. In possibility we find our greatest inventions, as well as, begin to understand the reason we have limitations. Limitations keep us in balance and ultimately safe from ourselves. For without limits, we transcend, but what if our reach exceeds our ability to remain men? Do we become gods?
Definitely a deep film, shall we Unhinge?
So as you can tell from our intro, "Transcendence" is not your average movie. This film brings a lot of next level ideology to the surface and puts us face first into the future of our technology. Just take a look around and see the influence computers already have on how we interact with one another, process information and build the future. One could assume it's a safe bet to say that your now using a computer of sorts to read this review. The simple fact is: Whether you want to believe technology will one day rule the world or not, it's already doing so in leaps and bounds.
Not to get out too far on a tangent, just yet..lol Let's see what the film's about.
The movie begins by following Dr. Will Caster(Depp) and his wife, Evelyn(Hall) into their revolutionary advancements with A.I or artificial intelligence. Their two minds are far beyond the curve, especially Caster whose working on a system that would make even the most advanced Doppler system obsolete. This is all fine and dandy for most, but for some the threat of having a an all-knowing computer makes them uneasy. Maybe that's why Caster and people like him are targeted for elimination by a group of extremist/radicals that prefer to leave some secrets of the world untapped.
With that said, Caster, a marked man is attacked and gravely wounded by a vicious assault which places him in an interesting predicament. Now of course he could go silently into the night, but this is Johnny Depp a.k.a Will Caster, so you know that his injury is only the beginning of an interesting experience to come.
Now back to our rant on this intriguing film
Can you imagine what the world would be like if we had unlimited abilities to gather information from the four corners without batting as much as an eyelash? Just think of what it would be like to combine and ingest decades of raw information within seconds or to have the cure for cancer at your fingertips. Mind-blowing to say the least, but it is a possible future, are we ready for it?
Are we ready to have disease and crime leave the world? Are we ready to find no bottom in the depths of our wildest imaginations? To wake up one morning and find that what you thought you knew was only the beginning and everything you dreamed back reality in a wave of the hand? This is "Transcendence"- The next level of human intelligence!
We here at Unhinged Reviews want you to go see this film and come back and let us know what you think about A.I. Do you feel that it is the appropriate next step? Or is it our destruction waiting to happen?
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