dressed up like a lady: Transcendence

Apr 4, 2014

Transcendence

Considering seeing a sci-fi movie this weekend? Take amusement at the spectacle of me babbling about the concept of the "self" as explored across movie genres in my review of Transcendence. Curious? I'll pull-quote myself! 
"In a weird way, these themes play out across most genres, not just Asimovian sci-fi. Films about zombies are more or less always wrestling with the fear that there’s some ephemeral component to the human experience, and that if you lost it, you’d become something horrifying at the bottom of the uncanny valley, alive in all ways except the one that makes you who you are. In zombie movies, that turns you into animated meat. In science fiction, you become a freaky, disembodied voice."
You can read my full review here.

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