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Transcendence [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2014]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (356 out of 394)

    Special Features


    • What is Transcendence?: the concept of "transcendence" is discussed by cast and filmmakers as we look inside the film's exploration of Artificial Intellignece and the Singularity
    • Wally Pfister: A Singular Vision: step inside the creative process of visionary director Wally Pfister to see how he juggles the dazzling, technologically advanced visuals along with guiding the cast through their intense character arcs
    • Guarding the Threat: join the debate on the benefits and dangers of "transcendence"
    • The Promise of A.I.: learn about the amazing potential of A.I. from scientists and the filmmakers
    • Viral Videos:
    • It's Me
    • Singularity
    • R.I.F.T.
    • Trailers

    Synopsis


    Transcendence
    A brilliant innovator in the field of Artificial Intelligence becomes the bridge in the gap between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp. His entire career, Dr. Will Caster (Depp) has been working toward one goal -- to create a machine possessing the entire spectrum of human emotions, and the collective intelligence of every person who has ever lived. But while Dr. Caster's unorthodox experiments have made him famous in scientific circles, a radical anti-tech group known as Rift is determined to stop him at all costs. In the midst of an attack on A.I. labs across the United States, one Rift agent manages to shoot Dr. Caster with a radioactive bullet, ensuring his death. Little did Rift realize that their efforts to destroy Dr. Caster would only make him stronger than they ever could have imagined, because before he dies, his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max (Paul Bettany) successfully transfer Dr. Caster's consciousness into a computer, where his hunger for knowledge and power transforms him into an unstoppable force of sentient energy inhabiting every computer and electrical system on the planet. Morgan Freeman co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Johnny Depp
      Johnny Depp - Dr. Will Caster
    • Paul Bettany
      Paul Bettany - Max Waters
    • Rebecca Hall
      Rebecca Hall - Evelyn
    • Morgan Freeman
      Morgan Freeman - Joseph Tagger
    • Kate Mara
      Kate Mara - Bree



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 394 reviews

    90%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Transcendence quirky Depp movie

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      Hammerman
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      I don't understand why everybody is so negative when it comes to Johnny Depp I went into this film with high hopes and it did not disappoint it had what I was looking for a great story with some action and drama as well this film was very interesting to look at with very good visuals and some top notch actors like Morgan Freeman & Cillan Murphy & Paul Bettany comparing such a film like this to others is just plain wrong I found this movie very good 7 out of 10. I did note that many leaving the theater were disappointed with the ending. SPOILER FOLLOWS: I never expected the film to explain the meaning of life and the origin of the universe to me so I enjoyed it for its entertainment value.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A different kind of love story

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      KGinCincy
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      Without spoilers added. This movie has a slightly different twist on the subject of a computer scientist that gets his consciousness uploaded to an advanced computer network. The obvious conflict is between people that see technological advancement as a good thing and another group that insist that this pursuit needs to be stopped at all cost. The underlining question that runs through most of the film is: Is the uploaded person a continuation of the human being that died or something completely different without emotions? The scientist's wife struggles for the answer to this question.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Quite Entertaining

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      EmJay
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      Transcendence is a "big picture" movie. It asks us to think about where our world is going and whether our dependence on technology is a good thing. Our life is made easier but it also can lead to persons or entities that might not have the most benevolent priorities coming to power. The actors give good performances and convey the uneasy sense of a world changing too fast. It drags a bit in the middle and the narration feels like it's killing time but picks up at the end for a finish that will provoke discussion and debate.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Average movie, I thought

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      swimmer2005
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      You have to really pay attention there is a lot that goes on throughout the movie. I know for a fact I need to watch this movie at least a few more times to make sure I caught everything in the movie. It never fails with movies like this to the movie Inception I have to watch it quite a few times because it impossible to know exactly what is going on throughout the entire movie. This movie was not a bad movie, but could of been a little better. I really can't zone in on one thing it was a bunch of things in the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly good!

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      Thom
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      Saw clips before but never had any interest. Then one day, bored, I decided to take a chance. It was surprisingly good. Depps performance seemed a bit wooden, but the story and the others performances were outstanding and propelled the story forward. A SCi-fi what if! and to be honest, by the end of the film, I couldn't really decide WHO the good guys were and WHO the bad guys were, if in fact there WERE any of EITHER. Definately worth checking out!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Modern Sci-Fi

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      thx296
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      This movie was interesting, but a little slow and the story didn't let you care about the main actors enough to create any tension as to what was going to happen. Kate Mara as the "bad guy" was the best character and she was hardly in the movie at all. If you like Sci-Fi then this movie is a good representation of how far modern Sci-Fi movie making has come and it is worth watching, but it is not on par with say Blade Runner or of the other "stories with a message" type sic-fi movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      sci-fy movie date

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      Reynery
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      Didn't see it at the movie theatre but wanted to. Though that it was going to be similar to the movie Lucy and its not. Did enjoy watching this at my ex girlfriend house and had a great debate about the ending. For some strange resend we are closer. Not saying that this will get people back together again, but the ending was interesting. Hope I don't give any spoiler away so if you haven't seen this stop reading now. For my understanding, its all about trust.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Transcendence Is a topical sci fi story.

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      Harry79
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      Transcendence give a new spin on thei ea of we as a species are relying on technology and it eventually taking us over.The performances are pretty good and more restrained then Johnny Depp usally gives now a days.There are some silly logical leaps at times though such as the FBI working with a terrorist organizations.Still it's a pretty decent movie from Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister in his directoral debut.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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