Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Transcendence (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack)

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Transcendence Review

The film starts out in Berkley and there is no electrical power...anywhere, perhaps. It then flashes back 5 years as there is a clash between "neo-Luddites" and those that want to create artificial intelligence. Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) has the last project that wasn't destroyed...although he himself took a bullet laced with radioactive polonium and is now dying.

Will's wife and colleague Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) has the idea of sticking an electrode in Will's brain and uploading him to the computer. Will connects to the Internet and unlocks secrets of nanotechnology. He wants to use the knowledge to cure the sick, clean the air, clean the water, regrow forests, and create an army of followers with brain implants. He would become a "God" which scares a whole bunch of people.

The special effects were decent, but not overwhelming. Johnny Depp was lifeless in his role, as are too many science fiction characters. The film asks several questions to ponder, such as how will we know when a computer has consciousness? What are the limits we will allow robots to control our lives?

The film utilizes nanotechnology, perhaps beyond its limits. There is a new generation of devices coming out using new substances such as graphene which will make everything you own obsolete. BTW, Government facilities such as depicted in the film utilizes iris scans in Top Secret areas and not simple card swipes.

This is a slow paced cerebral science fiction film that is not for everyone.

 Product Details

  • Actors: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Cilian Murphy
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video

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