Analysis of A.I.

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Analysis of A.I. A.I was projected for the first time on screen on 24th October 2001 in France. Steven Spielberg took over the project cover based on a short story “Super Toys Last All Summer Long” by science fiction author Brian Aldiss, from the late Stanley Kubrick, who had been trying to get the film made for twenty years. It was reportedly Kubrick’s dying wish that Spielberg made the film. There were mixed feelings on A.I, some people liked the film and other didn’t, mainly because it became too much like a fairy tale in the second part of the film. The general feeling was that it was of two definite halves. It started as a sci-fi and then became a fairy tale in the second part. Here are some examples of why A.I was not successful from the point of view of someone who did not like the film. Here a critic complains about the visual effects of the film which have been reused:- “Sadly, one of them, involving a moon shaped craft used to harvest “lost boy” robots in a dark forest, is recycled (much like the cast-off robots scrounging for spare parts) from his own E.T... Sadly again, the other visually majestic moment is an apocalyptic underwater city scene that appears to have been cribbed from, of all things, Waterworld.” The critic complains about the moon shaped aircraft visual effect has been used again in A.I the same as it was in Steven Spielberg’s own film E.T... He thinks this is bad, as a director, to use the same idea in two different films and he complains on how his ideas should be new and fresh for each new film. The critic further comments on how Spielberg also uses other visual effe... ... middle of paper ... ...ut in the Flesh Fair. At the end David achieves unique status in two ways. They are:- He being the only robot looking like a human and actually had experienced living with them, and He is the only robot of his kind again. A.I has a happy ending because like humans David had held on to his dream (that his mother would love him like a normal son) and in the end it seems she did, but in real life, people do not always achieve their dreams. In my opinion does do justice to the original ideas up to a point, but loses some of its scientific debate by the fairy story aspect. We don’t really know how a robot would react with human emotions and what it would make of, or its reaction to, having human emotions. At the moment it is just science fiction but it could become a reality in the future; a flat fact!
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