A.I.: could be worse
A.I. is a somewhat thought-provoking Spielberg sci-fi that aims to come up with an age appropriate version of Bladerunner, but it falls short of that. The acting was great, but the storyline is cliche in places, and the ending goes on and on, as if each scene is trying to outdo the last at becoming a tearjerker . Jude Law’s charactor is, to say the least, disturbing. He starts out the flim as a male prostitute ( a robot, like many of the others in the film) who is obviously not at the height of his life, and you start to assume he is the villian of the film, but then Spielberg wants us to resonate with him and see him as a loving and gentle person as the new caretaker of the protagonist. The robots are killed in various ways, sometimes gruesomely in one scene, and there are several instances of sexual innuendo, that, while pretty tame, are still slightly eyebrow raising ( the male prostitute, named gigolo Joe, is very willing to make very crass refrences right in front of a 6 year old kid).
This movie, although it offers an insightful view on what the world might be like in the near future, is not as artistic or beautiful as other sci-fi movies available.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex