Having seen this movie more times than I can count on my fingers, I still am surprised to how this whole movie is based upon. My reaction is still the same, but I indeed discover more things, the more I watch it over and over again. Questions of life constantly surpass my mind when I sit quietly and watch this movie, such a mind blowing wakeup call. Of what life and what the future may hold. I personally think it’s one of the best films that were made, why you ask well this is one of those rare movies that- for me personally- inspires enthusiasm and excitement about movies.
What an execution, not only of film-making but of overwhelming feeling. Meanwhile I watched it I've filled up with tears over two scenes: David's pleading with Monica not to abandon him, and the finale when he closes his eyes and goes where dreams are born. I'd bet that on no occasion in the history of film has the tiny movement of eyelids been a highlight or a child's death constituted a happy ending. In a DVD interview Haley Osment says he was told not to blink. It's a mark of Spielberg's mastermind, and Haley's acting, that subliminally so subtle a change as David's closing his eyes has so much power. At root the film is a meditation on love. A theme is set early, when one of the Cryogenics employees questions what responsibility humans will have toward unconditional love. Monica finds David's love excessive. The mother love she initially feels toward him is revealed as synthetic when her real son Martin returns. We see love's evil siblings, jealousy and rejection. Yet David's robotic love persists. It leads to his undying quest and, when satisfied, allows him to die happy. When David begs, "Make me real," it is hard not to weep, for it is plain that he is already "real" in some profound sense, in fact that his humanity surpasses that of any other character in the story. humanity, its light and darkness, it’s inevitable assault by life -- yet its glory too. Great art should change us; it should make us think about things in ways we would not have had we not been exposed to it. More than any other film I can remember, "A.I." had this effect on me. Where is humankind headed? Or more fundamentally, what does it mean to be human, to be real? Here we have arguably one of the greatest film-makers ever intertwining realities with very realistic fairy tales,