Saturday, November 18, 2006

24 comments:

RC said...

jude law as a creep, no doubt.

Anonymous said...

Two great great performances in a film not worthy of them.

Anonymous said...

'Ray! I've been on an A.I. kick lately, so this is entirely appropriate.

Frankly Speaking said...

I would watch this over "Schindler's List" any day.

Anonymous said...

I know alot of people have problems with the ending, but I didn't mind it at all. It's a beautiful movie, and I cried like a little baby. Haley Joel and Jude were great, but my favorite performance was from Frances O'Connor.

And oh how i want my own Teddy.

Anonymous said...

A.I. is a slam dunk masterpiece. Haley should have got an Oscar nomination for his performance. Jude Law's best role. Utterly brilliant film. One of my Top 5 favorite films EVER!

Glenn Dunks said...

Meh. A lot of people rag on the end and while the end is indeed one of the most baffling and downright stupid things I saw that year, the start of the movie wasn't all that interesting either.

But there was excellent stuff going on, but it didn't all work. The Rouge City bit was fantastic.

I had very similar thoughts on Spielberg's Minory Report.

Anonymous said...

Bad and boring movie.
(Travis)

NATHANIEL R said...

I hated AI as some of you know but these two... love. and bits of it worked wonders. I've often considered rescreening it to see if i was wrong about it or if it holds up or changes or what... but can't quite bring myself to do so given how much i hated the non Haley/Jude everything.

but it looks sensational, don' it?

adam k. said...

Wow, how divisive.

I believe I'm in the camp that thinks it didn't quite work, despite all those interesting ideas... but I'm not sure. I might like it if I saw it now. I don't remember being THAT upset about the ending.

Meh. Whatever. Even if it WAS really good, it still can't touch Moulin!/Mulholland/Gosford/Hedwig/FOTR/In The Mood For Love.

Aaaaaahhhh... 2001.

adam k. said...

Whoa, how insane, Nat, that we both just posted at the same time at 7am on a saturday.

So what grade would you have given A.I.? C+?

Anonymous said...

It's very very good. On Spielberg, just consider E.T. and before, and A.I. and after. The middle oh his career is very bad, the extremes are marvelous.

- cal roth

Anonymous said...

I loved it then, and I love it now. Extraordinary film.

Javier Aldabalde said...

Are u seeing "Curse..." soon? Gosh, can't wait for all those grades, actually.

Jason Adams said...

I'm a big fan of A.I.; it is a mess, but it's a fascinating one I can watch over and over. Just the clash of such diametrically opposed director's sensibilities... it's really very fascinating.

Glenn Dunks said...

Spielberg is in a rut if you ask me that started right after Saving Private Ryan. War of the Worlds was atrocious and the worst movie of his I've ever seen, The Terminal was blah, AI was really bad in a lot of places, I wasn't terribly impressed with Minority Report either and he produced Flags of Our Fathers.

Catch Me If You Can was fine, but about half an hour too long.

Glenn Dunks said...

Ja, we're linked thru the interconnective passages of space and time.

Or, we posted at the same time minute. Freaky.

Anonymous said...

Nathaniel,
You really should watch it again, I think you'll be surprised. And literally every person I know you watched it twice ended up liking, if not loving, it. It's a masterpiece, I think.

Lucas Dantas said...

This movie bores me like hell.

Anonymous said...

It's one of the most powerful and intelligent American films of the last 20 years. See it again!!

Brian Darr said...

I like Vern's review very much.

Kris said...

I did a 180 on A.I. when I saw it a second time, Nat. FWIW.

Anonymous said...

Conversely, my opinion of it decreased with a second viewing. That said, it's certainly among the most discussable films of the new decade.

Beau said...

God, what a brilliant film.