If you’ve turned on the TV in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen the commercial for the new Johnny Depp movie Transcendence. I was fortunate enough to attend an early screening off the movie on Monday night, and I wanted to give me quick thoughts on the movie for anyone thinking about seeing it this weekend.
The movie’s storyline is a little “out there”, but here’s the premise: Artificial intelligence researcher Dr. Will Caster (Depp) is dying, so he uploads his brain to a computer so that he can go on “living”. Inside of the computer, he’s able to transcend the abilities of the human brain, and we get to see how this plays out.
I can’t really say much more about the movie without giving away critical plot lines, but I will say that it was an enjoyable two hours, though it does get a little confusing at time. It’s one of those movies that you’ll leave the theater still thinking about, and that’s a good thing in my opinion.
There’s also LOTS of eye candy for the ladies in the cast, and I’m not just talking about Johnny Depp. Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Cole Hauser, and Lukas Haas, among others.
It’s well worth the $12 price of admission, so if you’re looking for a movie to see this weekend, check out Transcendence. You won’t be disappointed!