Then, when the seriously ill boy miraculously recovers, sibling rivalry becomes too difficult to manage, and Monica leaves the fake boy in the forest to his own devices.
A.I. is enriched with some deep moral themes and issues surrounding motherhood, qualities that make the movie one of the director’s masterpieces (Abu-Mostafa, 2007). The Spielberg work is extremely captivating, and it evokes yet again a stunningly provocative perception of child rearing and of the humanity, interweaved with a massive feeling of melancholy in the face of science. The movie draws substantial influence from “Pinocchio” by Disney. Among the themes that feature in the movie are modernity, false consciousness and consumption.
As Brookfield (2007) as said, modernity of the movie is apparent in its futuristic setting. The beginning of the narrative after the disastrous impacts of global warming helps to reinforce the theme of modernity. Floods that have wreaked havoc in the earth’s surface and uncontrollable population pressures on natural resources are some of the modern challenges that the world will continue to face in the future. Spielberg predicted a situation where couples will be required to seek for permission to make babies, since the current threats of technological leaps shall have led to the replacement of human beings with mechanical human beings. Interestingly, parents who go for robotic children will have to contend with the fact that those children will remain young and respectful (Abu-Mostafa, 2007). The natural love in the traditional societies will be lost to modernity.
It is arguable that the very fact that “machine love” has replaced the natural love between individuals serves as the ironic contrast of a movie that attempts to depict hope, but rather in the wider perspective presents an awful representation of social ...Show more