Far into the future, in a date unknown, Earth has become a dangerous place. The ice caps have melted and all along the shore line, the great cities of the world have flooded. Scientists have created robots. For the first time in human history, they will create a robot to look like a boy. A boy that is programed to love his parents. A couple named Monica (played by Frances O’Connor) and Henry (played by Sam Robards) adopt a young robot named David (played by Haley Joel Osment ) to replace their birth son who’s been in a coma for five years. But when there son Martin (played by Jake Thomas) wakes up from the coma, he sees David as a threat, as if he might steal all of his parent’s love from him. So Martin makes David seem like a danger to the family. He tells David to cut a piece of Monica’s hair off and she wakes up with the point of the scissor near her eye. Monica takes David and leaves him in the forest with regret, wishing she could keep him. All he is given is his robot teddy bear. Now David must face the dangers of the world while trying to get back to the woman he claims to be his “mommy”.
In A. I., there is a group of people who are anti-robot. They destroy and kill these robots at something called a Flesh Fair. The first thing that happens is David gets captured along with another robot they called Gigolo Joe (played by Jude Law). After escaping they head to a city near New Jersey and NYC. David believes that if he finds the “Blue Fairy” from the story of Pinocchio, he will become a real boy and can be with his mother again. He goes to NYC, which has been flooded, to look for the “Blue Fairy.” He finds her, but what he sees in NYC is horrific. He prays to her for 2,000 years so that he can become a real boy. After those 2,000 into years the future, humans have become extinct. Robots now run planet Earth. They find David and his teddy bear. By scanning David’s memories, they can see life when he was still living with his family. They try to explain to David how much time has passed and that his mother is no longer living. They tell him how they can bring people back from the dead if they have some piece of DNA. Even with the DNA they can only bring her back for one day. But Teddy remembers the hair he had cut earlier in the movie. Because of that one piece of hair, he is able to get his mother back for one day. That night, when Monica goes to sleep and for the first time in his life, so dose David.
Remember the horrific thing I told you about that he saw in NYC? It was himself. David believed he was one-of-a-kind and that he was special, but he was wrong. At a warehouse in NYC, he saw many boy and girl robots like him that were going to be given to parents like his. He even destroys one in a rage. The reason I wanted to look closer at this part of the movie is because in this scene, we are watching a robot (programmed to love) hate. It shows that once you give these robots even one emotion, they can access any other emotion in the world.
If I were living in this time, I think I would be anti-robot. Now, I wouldn’t go so far as to killing every robot that I happen to find, but I wouldn’t go hunting for robots just to watch them get destroyed. I believe that once we make something that’s too smart, too quick and we make too many were just asking for our own extinction. It’s already happening today. People are so obsessed with their phones, that we might as well be robots.
In the end, when he gets one last day with his mother, it got me thinking. If there was someone in my life that I could only see for one more day, what would I do with only twenty- four hours? I feel like I would want it to seem just like another normal day. What would you do.
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