A.I. Artificial Intelligence: A Sci-Fi Drama About a Robot Boy's Quest for Love
A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a 2001 film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the short story \"Super-Toys Last All Summer Long\" by Brian Aldiss. The film tells the story of David, a highly advanced robotic boy who is programmed to love his human mother, Monica. However, when Monica's real son returns home after being cured of a disease, David is abandoned and sets out on a journey to find the Blue Fairy, who he believes can make him a real boy.
The film explores themes such as artificial intelligence, human emotions, morality, and the meaning of life. It also features stunning visual effects and a star-studded cast, including Haley Joel Osment as David, Jude Law as Gigolo Joe, Frances O'Connor as Monica, William Hurt as Prof. Hobby, and Brendan Gleeson as Lord Johnson-Johnson.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence was originally conceived by Stanley Kubrick, who collaborated with Spielberg for several years before his death in 1999. Spielberg then completed the film as a tribute to Kubrick, using his story treatment and conceptual art. The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, who praised its technical achievements but criticized its sentimental tone and ambiguous ending. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards and won several other awards and nominations.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence is available to watch on digital platforms and streaming services. The film has also been dubbed in Hindi and other languages for international audiences. The Hindi version of the film is titled A.I. Kritrim Buddhi and has a runtime of 149 minutes.
David's journey takes him to a dystopian world where humans and robots coexist in conflict. He meets Gigolo Joe, a charming robot who works as a lover for hire. Together, they escape from the authorities and head to Rouge City, a hedonistic metropolis where they hope to find clues about the Blue Fairy. Along the way, they encounter various dangers and wonders, such as the Flesh Fair, a carnival where rogue robots are destroyed for entertainment, and Dr. Know, an interactive oracle who guides them to the location of Prof. Hobby, David's creator.
David eventually reaches Prof. Hobby's office, where he learns that he is not unique, but one of many copies of a prototype designed to test the market for child robots. David is devastated by this revelation and runs away, only to fall into the ocean and become trapped under the water. There, he sees a statue of the Blue Fairy at the submerged ruins of Coney Island. He prays to her endlessly, hoping that she will grant his wish.
Two thousand years later, David is awakened by a group of advanced robots who have evolved from his kind. They tell him that he is the last surviving specimen of his species and that they have been studying him for a long time. They also reveal that they have found a way to bring back Monica for one day using her DNA from a lock of hair that David kept. David agrees to this offer and spends a happy day with his mother, who finally tells him that she loves him. As Monica falls asleep, David cuddles with her and Teddy, his robotic teddy bear companion. The film ends with a narration that suggests that David has finally become a real boy in his own mind. aa16f39245