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"A. I." Masterpiece in Every Regard

Mark Ebert
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"A. I." Masterpiece in Every Regard   Thursday, January 3, 2002 (1:00 a.m.) 

I completely disagree with the review posted on this site about the film "A. I."
It did not have a "false ending" and it does a beautiful job exploring deep social issues, most of which are probably beyond the reviwer. Like many sci-fi films the technology is only symbolic of our mundane. David could very well be a boy with ADHD or a heart condition, he is a child that does not meet his parent's expectations and so his unconditional love is not returned, until mercifully at the end. John Williams' soundtrack, as well as Spielberg's script and direction is in no way sloppy and this idea of cool negativity has become very old. Furthermore, George Lucas has more to do with this film than Kubrick, I believe Spielberg only credited Kubrick out of friendship and so that his family would benefit from the revenue of the film. This film and its music are beautiful and anyone who cannot comprehend that is too busy sticking their nose in the air to enjoy the movie.

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Re: "A. I." Masterpiece in Every Regard   Saturday, March 16, 2002 (8:11 a.m.) 

Good. I'm looking for names of the tracks that aren't on the soundtrack. I came to this site and accidentally saw the bad review for the movie. I didn't want to see it.
The movie was really, really good, but it has such a bad rap in the professional revier circle. How is that? I'm glad someone else liked the movie a whole lot like I did.

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A masterpiece indeed.   Sunday, May 19, 2002 (7:47 a.m.) 

I, too, am in complete disagreement with virtually every word of the main review, and in complete agreement with the words of Mr Ebert.

The film itself is a masterpiece which had me in tears for hours - John Williams' sensitive and deeply emotional score is absolutely perfect in every respect. Like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, Artificial Intelligence and its score are one - Williams has completely redeemed himself in my eyes after suffering something of a creative snooze for a decade or so - in my eyes, anyway.

Might I respectfully suggest to anybody who was not profoundly moved by the film, and/or indeed its gorgeous soundtrack, that you put your hand where your heart is meant to be, and check that it is still ticking?

Films and scores like this do not come around every day. Not even every year. Not even every ten years. Treasure them.

Danny

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Re: A masterpiece indeed.   Wednesday, October 16, 2002 (5:20 p.m.) 

I just say three things, Steven Speilberg, Haley Joel Osment and John Willams. The best producer, actor and moviecomposer, where is the failure???

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Re: I agree!   Monday, April 22, 2002 (11:56 p.m.) 

This is one of the few films that took me places, emotionally and visually, I don't think I've ever been. No other film that I saw that year or even the previous year could claim that. I could watch this over and over again.

> I completely disagree with the review posted on this site about the film
> "A. I."
It did not have a "false ending" and it
> does a beautiful job exploring deep social issues, most of which are
> probably beyond the reviwer. Like many sci-fi films the technology is only
> symbolic of our mundane. David could very well be a boy with ADHD or a
> heart condition, he is a child that does not meet his parent's
> expectations and so his unconditional love is not returned, until
> mercifully at the end. John Williams' soundtrack, as well as Spielberg's
> script and direction is in no way sloppy and this idea of cool negativity
> has become very old. Furthermore, George Lucas has more to do with this
> film than Kubrick, I believe Spielberg only credited Kubrick out of
> friendship and so that his family would benefit from the revenue of the
> film. This film and its music are beautiful and anyone who cannot
> comprehend that is too busy sticking their nose in the air to enjoy the
> movie.


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"A. I." A masterpiece   Friday, April 26, 2002 (10:00 p.m.) 

AI is one of the greatest scifi movies iv ever watched, and iv watched a LOT over the years, its amongst those you can count on one hand, and williams score is also fantastic.


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