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AI Film Analysis
A. Opening Scene
1. AI: Artificial Intelligence is a film about an advanced robotic boy who is the adopted “son” of human parents. It raises the question: can a human genuinely love something that is non-human? The boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. 2. A major “conundrum”, as mentioned in the opening scene of the film, is one that poses a question: if a robot can genuinely love its owner, what responsibility does the human have towards the machine? Is it real love if it is simulated and mechanical? 3. From a Biblical standpoint, mankind was created by God to bring him glory and enjoyment, “That in all things, God may be glorified (1 Peter 4:11).” Additionally, God could have made humans as virtual robots, “programming” them so they absolutely would not sin. However, God chose give mankind the choice of whether or not to obey Him. As it turns out, humans chose to sin. B. As a “person”, David seems to be quite realistic not only in his appearance but in his mannerisms and genuine emotion. Yet still there is something unsettling about the idea of this human-like machine expressing love. I cannot help but feel a sort of empathy for David and his situation. For example, the scene in the woods, when all the other “mecha” come out and begin assembling themselves with spare parts – the pity and heartbreak I felt for David as he watched those mechanical “creatures” and realized that he was of their kind – was quite powerful. C. Between the characters of David and Martin, David is certainly the more likeable one, as he seems to be more “human”. Martin sees him as a cool toy to play with, but when he sees that his mom is intrigued with this fancy new "mecha," he sets out to make David seem like a threat, and as a result makes himself the antagonist. D. Monica Abandons David
1. After thoroughly thinking through the story Pinocchio, David begins to hope that he, too,...
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