Movie Review: Transcendence (2014)

Transcendence (dir. Wally Pfister, 2014) – A radical anti-technology group fights to prevent Dr. Will Caster from successfully creating his omniscient, sentient machine.

Verdict

A good eye for the aesthetics barely saves a potentially brilliant cerebral premise, mangled by script weaknesses.

3/5

Review

Evolution has been kind, and Man has come a very long way since hominids wielded a bone and tilted their heads. Where do we head from here? To futurists, machines seem to be the logical answer. Precise accuracy, collective memory, and a tireless objectivity put them in a better place to push limits beyond human capacity.

The field of science has long been working towards the coveted breakthrough – to have a machine pass the Turing test. We are not far from that possibility, and that should unsettle us.

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