History Film / AIArtificialIntelligence

15th Jan '16 3:29:10 AM Anddrix
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment / ShapedLikeItself / ViewersAreMorons: The title, obviously; it's a bit like calling a movie "FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation." The film was originally titled simply "A.I.", but apparently the studio discovered that moviegoers misread the poster as "A.1." and wondered why anyone would make a movie about steak sauce.
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment / ShapedLikeItself / ViewersAreMorons: ShapedLikeItself: The title, obviously; it's a bit like calling a movie "FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation." The film was originally titled simply "A.I.", but apparently the studio discovered that moviegoers misread the poster as "A.1." and wondered why anyone would make a movie about steak sauce.
4th Jan '16 11:57:22 AM CJCroen1393
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* UndyingLoyalty: Teddy remains by David's side at all times.
14th Nov '15 12:55:11 AM gallium
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not necessarily so, the super-robots were shown with circuit boards in their heads, not everybody thought they were robots
* AllThereInTheManual: Unless you read the script you will think [[spoiler: those were aliens at the end of the film, where in fact they are super advanced robots]].
17th Sep '15 6:08:15 AM DrSlide
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** Also Joe's speech about how humans made mecha to quick and too many, and that humans know after they are gone all that will be left will be Mecha.
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** Also Joe's speech about how humans made mecha to quick "too smart, too quick, and too many, many," and that humans know after they are gone all that the mecha will be left will be Mecha. ultimately outlast them.
7th Sep '15 1:19:29 PM mkmckoy
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* ContrivedCoincidence: There just happened to be a fair featuring a Pinocchio exhibit near the building that David jumped from.

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Monica tells David they are going to a picnic out in the country, similar to what parents say to their children when they are going to put their pet down.

** At the beginning of the movie, Martin was frozen until he could be healed and reunited with his parents. [[spoiler: At the end, David is frozen until he could be reunited with his mother.]]

* HumansAreFlawed: Gigolo Joe's opinion.

* HumansAreSpecial: The Future Mechas clearly say that they are studying humans because they believe them to hold the key to the Meaning of Life.

* HumansAreFlawed: Gigolo Joe's opinion. * HumansAreSpecial: The Future Mechas clearly say that they are studying humans because they believe them to hold the key to the Meaning of Life.
23rd Aug '15 7:56:36 PM wolfofthewinter
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* {{Bookends}}: In the first act [[spoiler:Henry gives David to Monica as an imperfect ReplacementGoldfish of her sick son. During that time, Monica hides him in a closet and calls it hide and seek, he watches her preparing coffee, has a bad incident in Martin's birthday party and he cuts a lock of Monica's hair after Martin tricks him.]] In the third act [[spoilers:the future mechas give to David a Monica clone with no memory of Henry and Martin (therefore, not the authentic item). He prepares him coffee, they play hide-and-seek with Teddy, she combs his hair and they celebrate David's birthday.]]
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* {{Bookends}}: In the first act [[spoiler:Henry gives David to Monica as an imperfect ReplacementGoldfish of her sick son. During that time, Monica hides him in a closet and calls it hide and seek, he watches her preparing coffee, has a bad incident in Martin's birthday party and he cuts a lock of Monica's hair after Martin tricks him.]] In the third act [[spoilers:the [[spoiler:the future mechas give to David a Monica clone with no memory of Henry and Martin (therefore, not the authentic item). He prepares him coffee, they play hide-and-seek with Teddy, she combs his hair and they celebrate David's birthday.]]
23rd Aug '15 7:56:10 PM wolfofthewinter
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* {{Bookends}}: In the first act [[spoiler:Henry gives David to Monica as an imperfect ReplacementGoldfish of her sick son. During that time, Monica hides him in a closet and calls it hide and seek, he watches her preparing coffee, has a bad incident in Martin's birthday party and he cuts a lock of Monica's hair after Martin tricks him.]] In the third act [[spoilers:the future mechas give to David a Monica clone with no memory of Henry and Martin (therefore, not the authentic item). He prepares him coffee, they play hide-and-seek with Teddy, she combs his hair and they celebrate David's birthday.]]
23rd Aug '15 7:45:58 PM wolfofthewinter
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** GainaxEnding: [[spoiler:However it is implied, by her complete devotion to David and that she doesn't seem to recall Henry and Martin, that this isn't an authentic or exact copy of Monica but one imperfect clone tailor-made to fulfil David's desires, a role very similar to the one David filled towards the original Monica.]]
19th Aug '15 8:42:59 PM TheRoguePenguin
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they aren't precursors, as they're still around, other natter
* AbusivePrecursors: Humans are shown gruesomely destroying sentient mecha for fun, and are hinted to have accidentally done the same to at least one human. The victims may not be as emotionally advanced as David, but they are clearly shown to have at least SOME feelings, and a confirmed survival instinct.

** The whole movie leads to those robots. All those people who assume the future mecha to be aliens just weren't paying attention.

* MeaningfulName: "David" means "beloved". ** Applies to his DistaffCounterpart too, "Darla" is derived from "Darling"
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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName: ** "David" means "beloved". ** Applies to his DistaffCounterpart too, DistaffCounterpart, too; "Darla" is derived from "Darling""Darling".

* NeglectfulPrecursors: Humans apparently leave a LOT of unwanted mecha to fend for themselves. Some at least feel bad about it. Others go straight to AbusivePrecursors territory.

** Since gravity is a deformation of space-time by the presence of matter, this may be a little less wildly improbable than it sounds. * ParentalFavoritism: Admittedly, David is "just" a realistic robot.
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* ParentalFavoritism: ** Since gravity is a deformation of space-time by the presence of matter, this may be a little less wildly improbable than it sounds. * ParentalFavoritism: Admittedly, David is "just" a realistic robot.

* PoorCommunicationKills: There's lots of poor communication, because the plot depends on it. No one from Cybertronics ever seems to check in on David's progress, despite being an obvious prototype. Martin isn't given ground rules to follow or carefully introduced to David. A girl notices David in the cage at the flesh fair, but despite a child mecha never having been seen before none of the burly guys pulling the mechas out consider him odd at all. ** Also appears with Dr. Know misinterpreting questions, though in that case it usually just costs a little more money. [[spoiler: or leads to a wild-goose chase that ends in 2000 years underwater]].
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* PoorCommunicationKills: There's lots of poor communication, because the plot depends on it. it. ** No one from Cybertronics ever seems to check in on David's progress, despite him being an obvious prototype. Martin isn't given ground rules to follow or carefully introduced to David. A girl notices David in the cage David. ** No one at the flesh fair, but despite fair thinks its odd a child mecha never having been seen before none of is locked in the burly guys pulling the mechas out consider him odd at all. ** Also appears with Dr. Know misinterpreting questions, though in that case it usually just costs cage until a little more money. [[spoiler: or leads to girl points it out. While some of the guards may have known David was a wild-goose chase that ends in 2000 years underwater]].robot, clearly not all of them did.

* TriggerPhrase: The sequence of seemingly-random words that causes David to imprint on his mother. And ONLY his mother. Permanently. ** The words are "Cirrus, Socrates, particle, decibel, hurricane, dolphin, tulip."
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* TriggerPhrase: The sequence of seemingly-random random words that causes David to imprint on his mother. And ONLY his mother. Permanently. ** The words are --> "Cirrus, Socrates, particle, decibel, hurricane, dolphin, tulip."
18th Aug '15 1:05:48 PM phantomreader42
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