Mike White: How funny was it that they showed the Transcendence trailer in front of Captain America 2 only to have the film “scooped” by having a computerized Hydra agent? I dunno. I laughed.
I don’t think I’ll laugh a whole lot in Transcendence. I think there will be a lot of attmpted “Oh shit” moments. I also have a feeling that this is the story of an evil computer that is using Johnny Depp in cornrows as an avatar. How a computer can make plants grow and people float…? That’s pretty koo-koo-kooky. Despite this being guaranteed to be disappointing, though, I still want to see it. Then I’ll go home and watch Colossus: The Forbin Project.
Josh Hadley: So they are just skipping remaking Lawnmower Man (most likely to avoid paying Stephen King again) and simply remaking Lawnmower Man 2: Jobes War with Johnny Depp as Jobe? Got it. Seriously, this is either a Lawnmower Man 2 remake or a straight up rip-off, even the trailers are cut similarly… to think someone got paid money to make this…
Glenn Criddle: Lawnmower Man 2014!…. Well maybe only a little bit. This looks like it may be a bit of fun. I suspect the story is trying to do more than it’ll deliver though but for a couple of hours of entertainment I reckon this will suffice. It’s got a pretty good cast, a premise with some promise and looks rather pretty so why not, I’ll give it a go but I’ll keep my expectations in check.
Alex Jowski: I’m willing to give it a shot if only because it’s directed by Christopher Nolan’s usual D.P. The story doesn’t seem particularly motivating or even that original – but I’m sure it will at least look nice. I’m not going to go out of my way to watch it, just if it happens to be on television someday and I’m bored.
Martha Page: It’s a typical “AI goes bad” movie. I don’t care. Oh, but it’s got the little kid from Witness all grown up so that might be something.
Jillian Zurawski: I’m hearing bad things, but it doesn’t necessarily look horrible from the trailer. But who knows. Hopefully it’s not bad, because it’s like 2 hours long & I’m supposed to go see it for the Midnight Sceenings. SO here is my review, in equation form, of what I’m feelin’ from the trailer here… OH, and ATTENTION MINIONS! If you can tell me in the comments below where EACH of these shots are from, you get +20,000 MINION POINTS! (no cheating!):
Charles Campbell: Ok, I’m a real sucker for sci-fi and this looks really good to me. I am a fan of several of the actors in this and it looks to be an intriguing story to say the least. If anything it will be at least entertaining to me.
Justin Widerski: This film intrigues me quite a bit. The concept of a human mind being inserted into a computer, while explored many times before, seems to be done in a unique way in this film. The line “I can’t feel anything” stuck out to me as a horrifyingly accurate portrayal of what it would be like to have all external stimuli removed. While I think this movie has a strong premise and cast, the not-so-subtle hints towards matter manipulation in the trailer suggest that it’s going to fall apart in the third act. It’s interesting that this film is coming out so soon after a movie like Her. It seems that we’re experiencing a new wave of questioning the implications and future of the technology we carry around with us every day in our pockets. With our increased connection to technology it seems that not just the technological singularity (mentioned in the trailer) where AI transcend humans, but also the human singularity, where we transcend our own biology and become one with technology, is fast approaching. But that is a topic for another day. In the meantime, I call Transcendence a definite rental.
mister X: all the time this trailer played, all i could keep thinking was:
why isn’t cronenberg directing this?
looks like it could be decent, but something about it feels…off to me