quinta-feira, 1 de maio de 2014

Transcendence (2014)

In the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, Nolan's cinematographer, what he accomplished was a plain mess. The movie's concept is good, an artificial intelligence that can transcend the human brain. The film tries to address many subjects, but it fails in almost all of them. This subject requires depth, which Transcendence fails to achieve, delivering a fast and light pace, almost if it was throwing scenes at the audience to get the 2 hours over with. Prominent characters are thrown to the screen with little to none development, then they act as if we know them for a long time, speaking one-liners that are not cheesy: they simply don't make sense. The acting feels limited by the movie's script, and actors like Morgan Freeman never find themselves. And there is one little detail that is sadly funny: Johnny Depp, the film's main protagonist, barely appears on the movie. Did he jump off the boat before it was too late? Transcendence's aesthetic and philosophic concept are interesting, it is not a painful movie to watch, but almost everything is misplaced... It's a shame.

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