"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.
A series of connections:
"We talked about how Martian-like Patrick Bateman was, how he was looking at the world like somebody from another planet, watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave. And then one day he called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy."
(Also see: "Dexter" for a similar sociopathic study.)
Miles Fisher as Tom Cruise in "Superhero Movie":
(tip: Andrew Sullivan)
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