Sunday, January 27, 2019

Best review for Netflix movie "TAU" which is based on Artificial Intelligence

Can you imagine what would happen if you managed to program your Alexa or Siri device to not only lower your thermostat or turn your lights on and off, but kill any intruders? That’s basically the conclusion of TAU where the computer of the same name is voiced by none but the Oscar winner, Gary Oldman. 

Artificial Intelligence has become a buzzword in recent years and it has made its way to the film industry too. Back in 2018, a Netflix Sci-fi thriller TAU made its way to the screens and offered its viewers an experience to cherish. The movie featured a woman named Julia who is taken captive by a tech researcher Alex and TAU - his cutting edge, artificial intelligence system.

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TAU - Movie Review

Psychological thrillers encompassing artificial intelligence serves as some of my favourite movies. This genre has immense potential to explore artificial minds, as well as frantic with their capabilities. In order to do so, they require exceptionally fleshed out writing. With TAU, an effort has been made to bridge the fact that AI can be made emotionally aware. We usually think of AI as robots taking over the world, and there prevails negativity associated with AI, especially as depicted by the movies (most of the time). Emotions are important and incredibly hard to teach an AI. TAU is an intriguing movie that postulates a central question of what is a person. TAU highlights the reality that AI can be argued with, influenced, persuaded because if it simulates human mind, then it is capable of desire, curiosity, and morality. Blind obedience is not a substitute for AI, yet, AI creates a mind capable of decision making given evidence to work with!

I ended up perplexing about how to enhance the situation of the lead character if I was in the same role. Whoever composed the primary character, worked admirably! More consideration could be paid to the secondary character as the AI regularly is more fascinating than the auxiliary character.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Should We Consider Thugs Of Hindustan A Critical Success For Amir Khan ?

Bollywood heart-throb Aamir Khan's latest ritzy venture, Thugs of Hindostan sank wretchedly at the box office! The film became the subject of criticism for critics and viewers alike. With the cast including Khan himself, mega star Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheik, the flick considered to be a blockbuster.

With the super-star cast and the earlier released thrilling trailers, the film managed to create hype among the audience and people began questioning if the Thugs of Hindostan is going to be a critical success for Amir Khan? Soon after its release, the film simply didn’t match the spectator’s expectations. Why? Let’s explore some reasons.


The Not-So-Good track record of the director:

What might have served as one of the core reasons for the movie’s failure was the not-so-promising track record of the director, Vijay Krishna Achary
His directorial background shines light on how he has gotten golden opportunities for creating big banner and high budget like Tashan (2008) and Dhoom 3 (2013). Despite the fact that both these movies starred the finest star cast and had a very hard working crew, they both were a ‘nay’ for the audience.

Of course criticising Vijay Krishna Acharya solely on basis of two movies aforementioned is definitely not right, as he has given pretty exceptional screenplays in successful films like Dhoom & Dhoom2. But he definitely overdoes things, when it comes to direction. Amir Khan might have made a mistake here while expanding a colossal budget of 250 Crores with a director with this background.

Similarity with Pirates Of the Caribbean:

You simply cannot help but compare Thugs Of Hindustan to the Pirates of the Caribbean as it’s a picture perfect match from the action set pieces and production design to the characters! Aamir Khan's character Firangi Mallah is an Indian version of Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp in POC. Khan, knowingly or unknowingly has even depicted the distinct accent of Mr. Sparrow, chugs a bottle of whiskey like our beloved drunkard Sparrow, in fact walks and dances unusually like Sparrow! Amitabh Bachhan’s character is Captain Hector Barbossa.

Amitabh Bachchan

Disappointing Music:

The movie disappointed the song-lovers big time. Honestly speaking, Thugs Of Hindustan did not offer any impressive song. Two item numbers by Katrina Kaif were also considered disappointing and unnecessary.

Poor Graphics and Plot:

With almost a 300 Crore budget, this film is, generally, splashed in CGI, like its partner 'Baahubali'. Setting pardons like time, spending plan and accessibility aside, the visual effects looked below par. The VFX used in certain shots and scenes looked like as if they're plucked straight out of an expensive video game.

The film pretty much begins with muskets, substantial rain and filling explosive in overwhelming rain. In the event that you think that it’s strange, this is pretty much tone for rest of the picture. The songs were choreographed like they were being done for some film fare award functions.