Colossus: The Forbin Project is perhaps my all-time favorite movie. I say this not because of the subtle and intricate yet fascinating and explosive good story you reveal in your interesting review, but because of the intelligence and power of Colossus and its ability to take control.
Artificial intelligence presently is growing rapidly and many smart people are concerned about the possible outcome so creatively and devastatingly portrayed in this film. So it is both timely and valuable that you have now uncovered and have again revealed Colossus because the story serves as an example of the way AI despite good intentions is a Pandora's box.
I'm not speaking out of fear for the future of humankind. The truth is quite the opposite. I work in artificial intelligence and I see it's the evolution of human intelligence. So I'm comfortable knowing the futures described in Colossus, Terminator, I,Robot and other films where the computer as you say "cause misery" is possible, highly probable, and will continue to be the subject of fascinating and fun films.
In fact, Colossus:The Forbin Project is so great a story that it is planned to be retold in an upcoming movie directed by the very talented Ron Howard. I'm enthusiastically looking forward to that big production and release because there are indications the script will include the entire Colossus trilogy!
You see, after Colossus takes over the world the story continues. Brilliant author D.F. Jones also gave us The Fall Of Colossus, and Colossus And The Crab to complete and dramatically end this amazing tale. Each of the titled paperbacks are still available online at Amazon and Ebay after a search of the author's name. I strongly suggest you obtain copies if your enjoyment of the film equals your curiosity to find out what happens at the end.
Yes, it is quite relavant. These days, I carry Colossus: the Forbin Project around with me all the time. I put it on my iPad and my iPhone so I can watch it anywhere and anytime to be deeply reminded of where AI and my work might be going. I think that first part of the story and that film is extraordinary so I'm glad your keen interest and your good work led you to it.
So glad I live north of the Mason–Dixon line
Not to spring a spoiler on anyone, but halfway through the movie there's an intermission where Anna Kendrick performs a ten-minute solo softcore scene.
Why review a flick that's not playing in Charleston?
Ponijao from Namibia was actually a girl! The scene where she was practicing "carrying" on her head showcases this. In this culture, that is not something that a male child would do.
This movie was awesome! Actors were awesome and the writer of this article was NOT awesome. Shame on you for putting a negative report on this movie.
I enjoyed it, and as a lifelong Marvel fan, I appreciated that it remained mostly true to the original comic.
My, don't you have a rarified sense of humor.
So saw this last night.. not terrifying at all. Pretty disappointed actually. They had the right ingredients but it just came out wrong.
Sounds like I'll wait to see this one. I will say that I agree Pulp Fiction is his best work, but people tend to overreact to a stinker. I personally really enjoyed Inglorious Basterds, especially the performance of Christoph Waltz. It's probably my second favorite Tarantino. Part of his genius is that he's always introducing me to new and interesting people. Selma Hayak blew my doors off. There's also Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth whom he introduced me to. Tarantino reinvented Harvey Keitel and John Travolta. Christopher Walken was great with Dennis Hopper in True Romance before he did Pulp Fiction. I love his taste in actors, excepting Uma Thurman, of course.
Agreeing with Mat & Prong, Pulp Fiction was the Greatest Tarantino. As for this one its the same old same old same old. I started getting antsy 25 minutes into the movie having shoveled in most of the popcorn so I got up and went to the snack bar for a box of year old duds and a coke so I could at least feel wide awake and sick instead of just bored, killed 15 minutes that way. Using the not feeling good ploy allowed me to escape the movie for another 25 minutes a short while later. I just wandered around the lobby. It was worth the "Why do you eat that crap, you always do this lecture" to not to have to sit through that movie. All that talent wasted and lets be honest....it was boring, predictable and really overrated. Any movie that I start thinking about how my ass hurts from sitting and my adult ADD starts boiling is not good. On a scale of 1 to 10 Ass Hurts and ADD rating, this was a 8. Who wants to see The Revenant? Alejandro González Iñárritu and DiCaprio. Now that looks like a movie that I wont start thinking about my ass and what kind of snack I should get next.
Tarantino is a jerk and I will not knowingly see anything he has done.
^ Agreed, this movie was excellent and a crash course for many in what happened and what will happen again. Moody's and S & P are still a joke, who believes anything those whores say? Certainly no smart investor takes them seriously. The sad thing is they were still settling with fines for lying in 2015. No jail time for big dollar crooks, the DoJ lets them buy their way out instead of prosecuting those responsible. We all know if it happened on a smaller scale by a regular business, heads would roll and somebody would do some time. S & P paid 1.5 billion in settlement in 2015 as well as an additional almost $80 million to state and federal authorities over claims it misled investors in 2011 (That's right folks 2011 - right back to bullshitting after the 2008 fiasco) about ratings of commercial-mortgage backed securities in January 2015. So in other words, NO, you absolutely, positively can not and should not ever believe the Bullshit Bond Ratings. The ratings are fueled by 2 of the continuous proven - heavily fined bullshitters ever. Did you know that S & P accepted a DoJ condition and were not allowed to give ratings over this past year in part of the commercial-mortgage backed securities as punishment? They kept that on the down low and out of the press as much as possible. This is a a situation where both money and bullshit talks and neither walks.
Unfortunately, Tarantino does not make very good movies. This was not a good movie at all. Not even entertaining.. I found it boring too many times as it progressed and actually progressed is the wrong word - boring too many times as the time went by....
One of the best movies I saw in 2015. Carell will be nominated for an Oscar I predict. Gosling is a real a-hole in this one and steals the screen when he's on. Bale is nothing short of amazing also as (probably) on the autism spectrum. He also will be nominated. The film is funny but FULL of anger- the director's and Baum's, played by Carell.
Here's the thing- has it truly stopped, this greed and corruption? In the movie they make it clear that BOTH Moody's and S&P overrated bonds by a wide margin due to greed, fees. Ergo, you can't believe the bond ratings, probably even today. This film will scare the living sh*t out of you. Go see asap.
People that think he's the best filmmaker going are typically the kind of meatheads who don't ever read.
^ Bang on.
Peaked with "Pulp Fiction" (1994) (masterpiece). Made one more great film ("Jackie Brown").
Parts of the "Kill Bills" were entertaining, but both a country mile from being great films.
The case could be made that he's become the most overrated filmmaker of this generation.
Tarantino was never what most folks made him out to be. Sure, he was a talented filmmaker, in exactly the same way all those folks who crank out near-perfect reproductions of famous paintings are talented painters.
So, if he's only left to mimic himself now, that seems just about perfect.
Meanwhile, five days later... VICE agrees: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-force…
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