Transcendence is film about scientist who are out to create artificial intelligence and a terrorist group that is anti-technology. The main scientist, played by Johnny Depp, is shot with a bullet laced with poison and is given 6 weeks to live. His wife, played by Rebecca Hall, is not willing to give up and decides to try to save her husband by uploading his consciousness into a super computer and that’s were it starts getting very interesting.
When Transcendence was first released in theaters the reviews were terrible. It currently (4-22-14) as a 19% on rottentomatoes.com out of 143 reviews. I honestly do not know why. While I know that this movie is not on the same level as 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the original Star Wars as the great Sci-Fi films but it still holds its own as a new idea that is unlike anything audiences have seen. The only thing that I can think of is that some people just don’t understand some movies. Like Inception, there were a ton of people who just didn’t like it because they didn’t understand it but I enjoy those types of movies that make you think and have deep plots.
While I think Transcendence was a very interesting film, it did drag at times with the narrative and I feel like the it rushes into Johnny Depp’s character being uploaded that you don’t get a good enough background and a feel of what kind of person he is and the way he thinks and that makes it difficult to understand his motivations later in the movie.
I think that Transcendence transcended the thought process of the average audience member and that’s why it isn’t getting the praise it deserves. I personally loved Transcendence and I’ll recommend it as much as I can.
Transcendence – 8.8/10
Transcendence has really fucked up my mind. My heart is racing and I feel extremely sad. The movie has made me feel something I was unsure I could feel. I would recommend everyone to see this movie. It was great and worth every penny.