There are several movies dealing with intelligent A.I. however Uncanny deals with it a unique way. The film plot felt too predictable for most of the movie however it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. The issue for me was that by the time they had gotten to the meat of the movie felt too long and boring to care about the characters involved in the film. It is an interesting premise and could have more potential, but the character development was slow and rather boring. The special effects in Uncanny were decent, but since the movie focused on the social interactions it didn’t help make the film better. That makes it harder to judge the acting in this film. I felt like they did a good job with what they were given to work with.
Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers)
The plot focuses on the creation of an A.I. and its reclusive creator. The A.I. looks and acts like a human. From there a reporter begins the interviewing process and studies of the new robot. There it slowly becomes a love story between the creator of the robot and the reporter however the robot wants to be the one who is with the reporter. The A.I. then starts creepily filming the reporter in her room. This is a slow and arduous process where I’m wondering why do I care about these characters and what is happening to them. When Uncanny reaches its climax the A.I. fights against creator and reporter the twist finally is revealed. The twist is interesting the A.I. was actually who the reporter had been talking to and took for the creator and the creator was the A.I. The ending just had so many loopholes in it. For example wouldn’t a reporter figure out what the creator should look like through researching him as thoroughly as the reporter claimed to. I was a bit too ridiculous for my tastes and character development left a lot to be desired.