A.I. TALES REVIEWED
“A.I. Tales” is a Sci-Fi anthology that showcases four Black Mirror style tales. Eric Roberts and Pom Klementieff show up in smaller supporting roles, as individuals either using tech or being victimized by it. The human drama angle is played up for tales about people sacrificing themselves to a future where the Earth can’t support them. Whether it’s due to overpopulation or the desire to flee into the stars, the FX get toned down for the weepy. The rest are standard looks into how tech empowers authority.
So, what’s the big takeaway? A.I. can turn the future into a frightening hellscape? It’s pretty obvious that these four short films are sandwiched together to produce something marketable as a fature. I just wish a little more time was spent making them flow naturally.
- 1 hr and 13 mins
- Not Rated
- Hewes Pictures
RELEASE DATE: 7/13/18
The Plot Thus Far
“A.I. Tales” will premiere at Black Box Theater in Los Angeles, July 13-19th, and on Amazon. “A.I. Tales”, a collection of short sci-fi stories from short film distributor Hewes Pictures is being released theatrically by Freedom Cinema, a jumpstart anthology film label. The collection of stories feature world-renowned talent such as Pom Klementieff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Avengers”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”), Neil Jackson (“Westworld”) among many others.
The film is made up of futuristic, high concept stories about artificial intelligence. Whether it’s love found in time of over-population or exploration of the unknown and space-travel, “A.I. Tales” has a bit of something for every fan of the genre. Altogether, these stories provide a one-of-a-kind experience and a unique view of the near future.
Titles include: SEED by Nelson Lee, IN/FINITE by Kristen Hilkert, PHOENIX 9 by Amir Reichart and REDUX by Vitaly Verlov.