I will say I was wrong about my initial feelings on the movie. I don’t know what I expected exactly. I thought Depp’s character, Will, would be cheesy computer generated. I really didn’t have much of a plot in mind other than whatever could happen after someone becomes “uploaded”.
Do not expect a play by play, or in depth explanation of this movie or any of the theories in it. I am not that techy of a person, and that may be good, because I will follow along and not question a lot of it. There is a lot in the movie to cover from the personal relationships, what technology could do to help or harm others and the world, playing God, etc. I don’t have enough coffee or time to go over every bit. Watch it yourself once (or probably twice).
Basically we have Will Caster (Johnny Depp) who is poisoned by this anti-technology group (they have some name..I can’t remember now). He has been working on artificial intelligence that would be self maintained. It would exist on its own. So, they “upload” him to this and it works. He is “alive”. Yes, there will be a lot of quote marks I don’t see a way around that.
Will and his wife, Evelyn, move to some middle of nowhere town to continue his research, which has gotten quite impressive. Will has been able to “heal” people in the town by injecting them with nano technology (I think that’s what they called it).
It doesn’t just heal people, it connects them together in thoughts to him. This sounds completely like the Borg.
Anyway, shit goes bad like it does. Will if he still is really Will anymore is getting too powerful and spreading worldwide. Time to unleash a virus, like you do, and stop him.
The ending I will leave out to not spoil, but it was sadder than I expected. I also was left wondering if trying to stop him was the right thing or not, or did it work.
Overall, I liked the movie much more than I had expected. It kept my attention, but was a little too much information at times. It requires more attention than I typically like to give a sci-fi type of flick.
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