“Transcendence”

MOVIES 2 Star

Rated PG-13
2 hours

Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cillian Murphy

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – I never thought I’d see the day when Johnny Depp gave a boring performance. Now I’ve seen everything.

“Transcendence” or run for the hills, computers are taking over the world, is the kind of dull, sluggish sci-fi thriller guaranteed to make any actor look bad.

To preserve his legacy, Depp’s wife, Rebecca Hall, uploads his brain into a super computer.

With Depp nowhere to be seen, during huge chunks of “Transcendence”, Morgan Freeman and his fellow skeptics worry about the dangers of artificial intelligence, and recall Depp spouting his wild eyed vision for the future of a computerized mankind.

Actually “Transcendence” is just a lot of high blown, hard to follow hogwash. In desperation the writers threw in a gang of anti-computer fanatics just to keep the creaky plot flowing.

When will Hollywood stop hiring clumsy British actors who just can’t get the proper hang of an American accent?

This movie’s hard drive must have gone hay wire somewhere, to wind up with such a dull, meandering high-tech misfire.

I’m afraid the computer read out shows “Transcendence” generating only two stars.

That’s what happens when ordinary, overly ambitious thriller tries to get too technical.

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