|Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) getting into his work in|
"Transcendence." (Warner Bros.)
MOVIE REVIEWThe trailers for the latest Johnny Depp film, Transcendence, look very intriguing and visually, the film has a lot of neat effects. Story-wise, the movie starts out strong, but somewhere down the road it begins to lose its way. As it goes on, the story’s engine builds more and more and then it just coasts the rest of the way through to very unsatisfying ending.
Described as a “British–Chinese–American science fiction mystery thriller film” Transcendence is about Dr. Will Caster (Depp), an artificial intelligence researcher wanting to make a difference in the world using technology. He and his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), also a scientist, are a happy couple. He hates talking in front of people but Evelyn knows that they need him to do a speech at a conference or they will not get the funding for their latest project.
However, the Casters opinions are not well received by some. At the conference, Will is shot by “extremists” who don’t like the idea of robots ruling the world. (What could go wrong?) Though he survives the attack, Will's life is changed forever. With the help of Evelyn and friend Max (Paul Bettany), Caster really gets into his work – literally. The end result is a man wanting to play God and we know how that is never a good idea.
|Max (Paul Bettany) and Evelyn Caster (Rebecca Hall)|