“Transcendence” Is Fatally Earth-Bound

I guess there’s a reason why “Transcendence,” starring Johnny Depp, hasn’t been reviewed sooner — it opens tomorrow. According to Variety (here and here), the movie “is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god. The man in question here is Depp, whose listless lead performance as a brilliant scientist in the field of artificial intelligence does little to aid this overplotted, dramatically undernourished debut feature from longtime Christopher Nolan d.p. Wally Pfister.”

Leave a Comment