It’s funny – I don’t really do a lot of Sci-Fi out here but this week we have two in a row. Is that AMAZING or what????? ?????????? ?? POOP FART. Yesterday we looked at a miserable movie that had a lot of butt fucking in it and I used words like “butter” and “Pappy”. Today should go a little better because I really liked THE MACHINE so I need to come up with something nice to say about it. Here’s the bleep blorp from IMDB:
Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defense (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers’ work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body.
Let’s see what we’ve got. A lot of people out there are comparing this to BLADE RUNNER and I can see why. I thought the opening sequence to this was fucking beautiful and it even featured a very good looking Siwan Morris all dolled up like Sean Young in “BR”. Remember when Sean Young was hot AND a hot commodity? Before she went apeshit? Anyway, In the opening we watch as a soldier with half a head gets tested out on some fancy new AI technology as mentioned in the bleep blorp above. Things don’t do very well here and a couple of people end up deader than fuck so we head back to the drawing board. Next up, cutie-pie Caity Lotz (who we saw in the wonderful THE PACT) comes into to show off her own AI machine and the project’s lead – Vincent – administers The Turing Test which you can read about HERE if you’re not familiar. Study up good – because there’s going to be a test at the end. For real. Well, her shit passes the test as best it can and they decide to grant her a bunch of money to build The Machine – and they do. I don’t want to spoil anything in this one because I really liked and think you should see it if you like good Sci-Fi. I loved the effects and The Machine and even the score for that matter. I know Mike watched and thought: it was a load of shit but I disagree. I thought it was good Sci-Fi although it turned into more of an action horror towards the end. I REALLY liked what they did with the roboticly (is that a word?) infused soldiers and how they talked. What can I say? I really liked it a lot. And now for our test.
Also – the beautiful Zoe is running an X-Men marathon over at her site leading up to the big release of the new Days of Future Past where she lives. It’s been a lot of fun and I did a little piece for it. If you want to check it out – you can by clicking this burning hot, erotic sun image.