"Transcendence" is a serious science fiction movie filled with big ideas and powerful images, but it never quite coheres, and the end is a copout.
Sean Burns is a film critic for The Improper Bostonian and Philadelphia Weekly. A founding member of the Boston Online Film Critics Association, his work has also appeared in The Metro, Nashville Scene, Time Out New York, and The House Next Door. Sean's sisters tell him that he "smokes too much and drives like an old lady."
You've been told that Superman not a "relatable" character. After all, he's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and all that jazz. How is a disgruntled, debt-ridden, under-employed 21st century audience supposed to identify with a character who's basically a God? That's the wrong question to ask, argues Sean Burns.