“Transcendence”

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MOVIE REVIEW: I saw a movie that I have been wanting to see for a bit called “Transcendence” which stars Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger), Rebecca Hall (The Prestige, Iron Man 3), Paul Bettany (The Avengers, A Beautiful Mind), Cillian Murphy (Inception, Batman Begins), Kate Mara (Shooter, Zoom), Cole Hauser (Good Will Hunting, 2 Fast 2 Furious), and Morgan Freeman (Olympus Has Fallen, Now You See Me). This movie is about a scientist in the field of Artificial Intelligence named Dr. Will Caster (Depp) who is trying to create a machine that has the knowledge of everything known to man and also has feelings. This brings him to fame in his research and becomes a target of a anti-technology people. After he gives a lecture on what he does to a bunch of people, he is shot walking out of the building with his wife. The bullet doesn’t kill him, but it was laced with stuff that poisons his blood stream, which will end up killing him in a matter of weeks. But before he dies, his wife Evelyn (Hall) and his friend Max (Bettany) plug him up to the machine that he created for him to participate in his own transcendence. After he died and his consciousness was uploaded, he started to become powerful with his knowledge and began to do things beyond what man can do. Max wanted to shut him down because it is not the real Will, but Evelyn didn’t want him to because she believed it really was him. I then goes into Will becoming smarter and making cures for incurable diseases and helping people like making a blind person see. He starts to take up more resources for his knowledge including putting his knowledge in the clouds so that it rains microorganisms of himself forcing a group of people into revolting and trying to turn off the system. I thought this movie was okay. I thought the acting was fantastic and the special effects were amazing. When it comes to the plot, it dragged a bunch in it. The beginning was okay, but once it was in the middle, it got rocky with dialogue and in parts it was a little boring. But once it got out of the middle and near the ending it picked up extremely, giving it action and charisma. I would have to say though when it reached the conclusion of the film, it disappointed me. I would have to say that the story and the ending scene brought down the score of this movie, but it wasn’t as bad as what the critics said. Even thought I said it dragged, it was still watchable and it had its moments even in the middle. I thought that the concept of the movie was quite interesting and overall it’s not as bad as it is made out to be. I say give it a shot! FINAL SCORE: 73%= Juicy Popcorn

Here is the trailer:

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