History Film / AIArtificialIntelligence

27th Apr '16 11:32:36 AM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 5. Even though almost all of the violence is directed at robots, it's still a bit on the brutal side, with all the destruction at the Flesh Fair and [[spoiler:David (Haley Joel Osment) bashing the face off of and decapitating his replica]].
25th Apr '16 3:09:37 AM JulianLapostat
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* AdaptationExpansion

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* AdaptationExpansionAdaptationExpansion: Brian Aldiss' original story largely comprises the film's first act, and only some elements are taken from it.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The entire movie is a discussion of this.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The entire movie is a discussion about the relationship of this.people to inanimate things.
** As noted when Allen Hobby announces his plan for a robot that can love humans, a staff researcher points out that creating such a being would imply a reciprocal exchange of love from humanity back to their robots. The Swinton family cannot love David more than they love their actual human son, while David is compelled to eternally love and seek the love of his parents.
** Joe also points out that humans cannot help but hate robots because eventually robots will be all that remains of their civilization. [[spoiler:In the distant finale, the advanced mechas state that]] David has become the enduring memory of the human race.
23rd Mar '16 9:23:01 PM DarkMask
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* ChekhovsSkill: David's ability to beg for his life, an unusual trait for robots. It nearly gets Martin killed at the pool party, but later it saves David's life when he begs for mercy at the Flesh Fair, the patrons unable to go through the execution as he's just too human-like for their comfort.
23rd Mar '16 9:20:43 PM DarkMask
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* AintTooProudToBeg: David has the unusual ability to beg for mercy if he is threatened, which happens twice in the film (once was a mistake when Martin wanted to 'test' his safety protocols with a knife, the other in the Flesh Fair when he's about to be executed). This is not a normal trait for robots, as while they can run away from harm they are not programmed to make requests on how they are used or treated.
23rd Mar '16 8:52:09 PM DarkMask
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: David is even more ridiculously human than normal robots. He even fools humans into thinking he's human. He still can't eat or drink, though.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: David is even more ridiculously human than normal robots. [[note]]For example, when David experiences pain or is frightened he can beg for his life, a trait said not to be shared by other robots normally[[/note]] He even fools humans into thinking he's human. He still can't eat or drink, though.
23rd Mar '16 8:49:23 PM DarkMask
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The patrons of the flesh fair cheer as machines are horribly disfigured and destroyed. But when the undamaged David has to step up they are rapidly disturbed by how alike to a real human child he is, and reluctant to destroy him (and by extension his guardian, Gigolo Joe). It's aided by the fact that the flesh fair is implied to have melted a real human before, and the crowd isn't completely convinced David is actually a mecha (his model has yet to be made public).

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The patrons of the flesh fair cheer as machines are horribly disfigured and destroyed. But when the undamaged David has to step up they are rapidly disturbed by how alike to a real human child he is, and reluctant to destroy him (and by extension his guardian, Gigolo Joe). It's aided by the fact that the flesh fair is implied to have melted a real human before, and the crowd isn't completely convinced David is actually a mecha (his model has yet to be made public).public, and child robots in general were implied to still be incredibly taboo and not commonly available, plus the fact David begs for his life, a very un-robot thing to do).
14th Mar '16 12:59:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* YourCheatingHeart: One of Gigolo Joe's clients was a married woman. This becomes a major problem for him when her husband kills her in a jealous rage and frames Joe for it.

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* YourCheatingHeart: One of [[SexBot Gigolo Joe's Joe]]'s clients was a married woman. This becomes a major problem for him when her husband kills her in a jealous rage and frames Joe for it.
14th Mar '16 12:58:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* YourCheatingHeart: One of Gigolo Joe's clients was a married woman. This becomes a major problem for him when her husband kills her in a jealous rage and frames Joe for it.
14th Mar '16 12:56:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* RobotKid: Why yes.

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* RobotKid: Why yes.David was designed to be a robot boy with a child-like mind to give humans who couldn't have children or who didn't have a child license under the strict populaton control laws of the future someone to care for.
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.
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