Many films like 2001: A Space Odyssey come to mind when viewing this film, but unlike those film, none of it is effective or interesting, I actually had to force myself to finish it because I was so disinterested. The idea is fine enough, especially with the advent of smart technology homes, but unfortunately it is juts not effective compared to predecessors like 2001 and certain episodes of the X-Files. The artificial intelligent being is just plain old not scary or intimidating like HAL-3000, not sure whether it was the silly voice or the way its presented, but I simply did not feel any tension. While I like some of the kills/gore, which is the reason I gave it more that 2 stars, not much else was interesting or effective. I really had many hopes for this film, but the were all quickly squashed by sub-par film making.
The acting was shocking to me, as certain actors have done well in other films, but it was all just so bad, either way over done or it was simply people just being themselves as opposed to playing a character. The use of colors was also completely ridiculous, not at all subtle, the color scheme is in your face and is not artistic in anyway in films like 2001 or The Exorcist. I really can’t type more, there wasn’t much to this film, and what was there was bad, not pitiful, but bad.