Transcendence: A good adjective exploited!
Claps For: Assembling a powerful star cast.
Slaps For: Wasting talented actors on a half-baked tale!
Popcorn Refill: Many
The Story: A scientist Will (Johnny Depp) is working towards developing an artificial intelligence, which is self-aware and has a full range of human emotions. After a radical group shoots him, his wife (Rebecca Hall) uploads his mind into a sentient machine with the hope of saving it. The need for survival turns into lust of power leading to questionable intentions.
Performance: Rebecca Hall has performed very well as a wife trying to hold on to her dead husband and their ideals. Johnny Depp is intense and charming but seems a little disinterested. The rest of the cast appears in short moments so they didn't really have much to do than just be present.
Combo on Offer: Transcendence seems like a compelling tale of the human condition conflicting with technology. The beginning of the movie gives away pretty much everything. The concept fails miserably to entertain or thrill whatsoever. The plot has no layers or depth with many questionable incidents. Even Rebecca Hall's pained existence and Johnny Depp's mere charm cannot save the film. It is an utter waste of talent, time and money. Overall one of the worst films Johnny Depp has appeared in which literally refuses to transcend any tiny spec of your being at all.
Our Verdict: We give Transcendence Slaps for a pathetic excuse of a thriller.