A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Jays Rating:

Artificial Intelligence, directed by Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg, is a unique Pinocchio-like story that takes place in the future. It’s the mid twenty-first century and a human robot-child prototype named David (Haley Joel Osment) is built for a family whose comatose son, Martin is expected to die. Monica (Frances O’Connor) and Henry Swinton slowly accept David as their real son – then miraculously Martin comes home. Martin resents David and repeatedly finds ways to get him into trouble with his parents. Martin has a birthday party and there is an accident involving the swimming pool that almost kills Martin. Once again, David is blamed and Monica decides to drive David into the woods and abandon him. David wants nothing more than to become a real boy and earn the love of his mother and he believes that the Blue Fairy from the story, Pinocchio, will grant this wish for him – if he can find her. I know it sounds corny, but you have to see the movie to fully appreciate it. His search takes him to the center of New York City which is 50 feet under water (I guess that’s the only way they can clean their streets). This is where David’s real journey begins. This film has something for everyone. It’s scary, exciting, funny, and emotional. The story is exceptional, the acting, especially by Osment, is brilliant and from what I could hear the special affects are fantastic. If you love Kubrick, you’ll love this film and if you’re a Spielberg fan you won’t want to miss this latest work. If you’re blind and you can’t find the restroom, the movie is a little too long and you might be in trouble. Overall, it’s a great movie and I give it an A rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.