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03 July 2001 @ 11:07 am
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Allyn and I went to see A.I. last night.

We saw lots of cool previews, the Time Machine, Planet of the Apes, the Lord of the Rings, and the one for the Harry Potter movie. I'm gonna have to go see the Harry Potter one because of Allyn, so I'm thinking that I should probably read the first book at least. I had made a vow to myself that I wouldn't start reading the books until they had stopped being at the peak of their popularity, however I'm not sure that that's worth having my first impression be that of the movie. Of course that might mean that I would find the movie more enjoyable than I might otherwise, but there seems something wrong with letting the movie get first shot at my impressions.

So then came the movie itself...

Wow

It is the most depressing, disturbing, amazing movie ever. Well, maybe not ever, but it's up there.

It almost never went where I expected. There was once in awhile where I managed to predict something, but most of the time I was either dead wrong, or the movie would follow along with what I expected just long enough to really astound me when it took a right turn off the path.

It was like watching an action movie, and expecting the hero to pull out a gun and shoot the bad guy, and he pulls out the gun, aims is at the bad huy, and pulls the trigger, but then the gun backfires and explodes, mutilating the hero's hand while s piece of shrapnel flies off and hits the bad guy in the head, knocking him unconscious.

The imagery was also amazing. There were lots of disturbing shots, for the first half hour of the movie it often seemed like it might be the prelude to a horror movie. The previews with the robot lady who has just the front face have nothing on the disturbingness that is in the film itself.

So anyway, you should all go see the movie, preferably without reading any reviews or seeing any spoilers. And in light of that...



You shouldn't be reading this if you haven't seen AI yet. Go see the movie, then come back and read this =)

Yeah, like I said, the movie was really depressing, as well as being really amazing. I cried twice during the closing chapter of the movie, and Allyn and I held each other, which felt good, even though the movie was so sad.

When we went out to the car after the movie Allyn asked me if I were all alone and everyone I knew was dead, if I could have one person back for one day, who would it be? I said it that it would be her, and she asked me what we would do. So I described (generally) the day to her, and I imagined holding her as she was going to sleep, knowing that she would never wake up again, and it hurt so much that I started crying again.

I love her lots and lots and lots