When it was first released, it was an box office disappointment. The reviews were mixed and fans of Spielberg's & Kubrick's work were not sure what to make of this picture. "A.I." has certainly got an cult following over the years. I think, it is a misunderstood masterpiece. Since this movie was originally going to be produced or directed (Probably both) by Stanley Kubrick but it didn't happen. Since Kubrick's last work "Eyes Wide Shut" passed on, a few days, after he finished edited his cut. Since Spielberg knew Kurbick quite well, he decided to write and directed this movie. When you watch this movie, it has an odd but unique look of Spielberg's sensibilities and Kubrick's cold perfectionist visual look. Sometimes both styles together are in many scenes of this movie. It has amazing special visual effects by Industrial, Light & Magic and superb production designs. What brings this movie to life is Haley Joel Osment's perfect performance as David. An robotic child, who wants to be human (Which the story of Pinocchio plays an important plot point in the film). Which somehow David does have an soul of his own, more alive than many of the robotic people in the movie, including Jude Law's performance as Gigolo Joe. Which Law's character becomes David's friend in the movie.
Blu-ray has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) transfer and an strong DTS 6.1 Surround Sound. Blu-ray has all the special features from the two-disc DVD set. I would love to have more special features of this movie, if they did recent interviews with the cast & crew would have been great. "A.I." can be quiet touching at times, Janusz Kaminski's cinematography is beautiful and John Williams' music score is lovely. "A.I." is a visually striking film. The movie doesn't answer all the questions, the audiences might be looking for but it raises us asking some questions instead. It won't appeal to all tastes and some audiences & film critics truly hated the third act of this picture. One of the most underrated movies from the last fifteen years. Don't miss it. If you had mixed feelings of this film or if you truly hated it. Give it another chance. Grade:A+.Read more ›