I should clarify that I'm unsure as to whether or not the feminist edge was intentional or not, it's just that given the familiarity of the other themes explored in the film and predictability of the plot, the feminist subtext is what jumped out at me the most.
Blatantly misogynistic tech nerd creates, objectifies, and abuses/is cruel to super sexy female AI and, in fact, DOES NOT underestimate their intelligence and even seems to resent it - so he keeps them all locked up (sort of like the way men have been objectifying and opressing women for years in various ways); female AI uses the most basic of her "gifts", her sexuality (classic femme fatale tactic, again something her male creator probably resents because she is smarter than him and doesn't even have to use the brains he gave her lololol), to manipulate her male oppressors so she can be liberated.
I know that's a stretch and I realize the whole gender + sexuality thing was integral to the AI's superiority over the humans, but like I said - given the familiarity of everything else, to me it was pretty in your face. And I am not a feminist, lol.
I really really liked this film and it certainly was pleasing to the senses, but I can't say I loved it or that it's one of those ones I will go back to over and over again. That I'm even engaged in a debate about it is a testament to how thought provoking it is though. I am a fairly big movie nerd, but I rarely get involved in discussions about them.
|Originally posted by MrJiveBoJingles |
Perhaps I was not whipped enough as a child.
Last edited by Silky Johnson on Jun-05-2015 at 15:17