Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubricks' A.I.

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Stanley Kubrick wrote the story of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) based on Super Toys Last All Summer Long by Brian Aldiss.  After Kubrick's death, Steven Spielberg took on his story and finished the work on film.

Artificial Intelligence is very thought provoking, as it explores the darker side of robotics in our near future as well as ethical questions that will almost certainly arise.

David, played by Haley Joel Osment, is the first robot designed to feel actual emotions and love.  His ordeal starts with his search to be a real boy to gain his mother's love in the family that bought him.  It is very much like Pinocchio, in that he wishes to be a real boy.  David searches for the Blue Fairy (from Pinocchio) to achieve his goal of becoming real.

The movie is full of powerful imagery, and worthy of seeing with characters like Gigolo Joe (a pleasure robot by design played by Jude Law) as David's new friend, and the many obsolete robots he meets in the Flesh Fair.  The Flesh Fair is almost a circus orchestrated to destroy robots in almost a religious setting, out of fear of being replaced, among other things.

This is more of an adult themed movie.  There were stories of parents taking their children to see A.I. in the theaters, only to leave in dismay.  It was assumed that the main robot child character David made the film a kids movie.  It is not a kids film, but it is very deep, and worthy of seeing.  It is what I believe to be a 'future' I use to not believe in, but now see as possibly being toward the end of my lifetime as technology increases exponentially.  Ask me and I will tell you what I have seen in the last twenty years.  I'm serious.


Internet Movie Database: AI
Where to buy:
AI- The film Stanley Kubrick Never made (good article)
Wikipedia: Stanley Kubrick
Artifficial Intelligence: The Kubrick Edit