movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Mon Aug 12 2013, 10:39am | 3 comments
A man falls in love with a computer specifically designed to be appealing and useful to him. *sigh* I trust that Spike Jonze and Joaquin Phoenix will make this more interesting and obvious than it sounds.
I certainly hope so. Otherwise it looks worryingly like Electric Dreams. And will the implications of ownership of a sapient being be considered, or simply ignored as they always are?
However this turns out, I’m always glad to see a new movie from Spike Jonze. Perhaps it’s a deconstruction of stereotypical male desires? I hope so.
Personally, I’m getting “Pixel Perfect” flashbacks:
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