Movie Review: 'Atlas' Is Mindless And Forgotten

Movie Review: 'Atlas' Is Mindless And Forgotten

When it comes to those few names who maintain the idea of becoming a superstar, Jennifer Lopez introduces herself as the multi-hyphenate queen of the entertainment industry at the top of the list. Just look at some of the projects she's helmed in recent years as a producer, actress and singer, and her image of her cultural reach crosses genres and media: the 2019 heist film "Hustlers," the romantic comedies. “Marry Me” and “Shotgun Wedding” (2022), the intimate action thriller “The Mother” (2023), a self-funded travel project titled “This is Me… Now” (2024) and a break in between – Superbowl Time . Appearance in the program in 2020, among others. It's almost as if Lopez is boldly declaring at every moment that she's the total package, while the rest of the world complains about the kind of movies we don't get anymore or stars they don't like anymore make like they used to. 

Atlas Movie Review

Well, it's hard to argue with the fact that J.Lo is actually the total package, with a unique magnetic presence that's always welcome on any screen, any be your size. even if the quality of the project you lead leaves something to be desired (as is the case with some of the results mentioned above). Her latest project, Brad Peyton's cheesy AI-driven science fiction film Atlas, is no exception. This mediocre streaming film that will never be seen on the big screen is not “Minority Report,” “I, Robot,” or “Gravity,” but just some of the films that co-writers Leo Sardarian and Aron Eli looked like Coleitis. she had in mind when she developed her story about her. But if we look past the grim CGI and some clunky scenes, we still see Lopez, muscular and aggressive, ready for whatever cheesy quip "Atlas" gleefully throws at him.

Sometimes it feels like these cheesy jokes are the film's second greatest asset (after Lopez, of course). This is why the film's straight release seems particularly unfortunate: There are no deliberately stupid lines like "Eat Shit!" » ? from the lips of recent Oscar nominee Sterling K. Brown (“American Fiction”), before blowing up an entire AI-controlled settlement and saying “Come on, bitch!” Is it better to appreciate the piece performed by Lopez himself in the midst of a noisy audience? But you'll have to settle for the thrill of running your own business rather than following the brilliant data analyst Atlas Shepherd (Lopez), first through a distant, cartoonish Los Angeles, then into space. It is an era in which artificial intelligence is dominant, but regulated by a special force. And there's always the fear of a rogue robot, Simu Liu's Harlan, with a pair of distracting blue contact lenses, who escaped planet Earth 28 years ago. What if he comes back with an army and bad AI and conquers the world?

Like Del in I, Robot, Will Smith's Atlas is complete here Anti - I hate AI, with a strong preference for traditional, analog things. But when a recent mission sends her to an unstable and inhospitable planet called GR39, under the leadership of Colonel Elias Banks (K. Brown), he has no choice but to trust the robotic powers he hated. Especially after losing her entire team during the mission and getting trapped in a mech piloted by Simon, the AI character whose help he needs. But will Atlas, always cynical and sarcastic, learn to trust Simon and allow him to fully synchronize with his brain?

Much of the second act of the film says compared to Atlas. “Trust is problematic because the film, like Gareth Edwards' recent The Creator, works hard to demonstrate that not all AI is bad. Well, it's not that even the most AI skeptics aren't aware of the benefits of this technology, as long as it's developed and managed by the right hands. But at a time when this technology existsThis so-called message increasingly threatens to replace us and rob us of our most precious creations, but, strangely, it backfires. If the intention is to metaphorically represent the importance of trust in human relationships, the dynamic between Atlas and the increasingly anthropomorphized Simon (human enough to learn sarcasm and lots of swear words) is far from suggesting it is profound or relevant. .

While the film later reveals the enigmatic bond between Atlas and Harlan, "Atlas" continues to derail between idealistic design and visual themes that, in my opinion, they come from other (and better) adopted) from previous films. And in a story where "our future depends on this", the risks never add up. But “Atlas” has Jennifer López at the helm in all her glory. It's not enough, but it's already something.

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