RU? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Ep. 101 – Transcendence

Transcendence didn’t exactly surprise us in terms of how much we loved it, but it surprised us a bit insofar as going in a slightly different direction, and not being about what we were looking for.

More importantly, it really surprised us just in the fact that Johnny Depp didn’t really do much for the film. Sure, he was fine enough, but the role is so strange, especially after the first 20 minutes, that it’s almost like what he was asked to do was “not act.” The result is that he just didn’t have the option of bringing a lot to the film, and was basically wasted, but oddly while doing, I guess, exactly what he was supposed to be doing.

In the end, there were just too many balls in the air with this one, and while there were parts we liked, there was too much opportunity to spin into silliness. Even a good way through, we were both hoping this would all come together, but with Johnny Depp playing a computer, there wasn’t much to draw you in, or hold onto you.

At best this one is for a time-waster evening once it’s available at home. It does potentially spark some conversations though.

Give us a listen below, and please share, subscribe and sucker your friends and enemies into listening.

Transcendence movie Johnny Depp


Check Out Movies Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with RU Instant Reaction Review on BlogTalkRadio



Enhanced by Zemanta
Marc Eastman
Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

Must Read

Whiskey Cavalier Review – Spy Hijinx Takes A Shot At Mainstream

Whiskey Cavalier is a show that has to be a lot of fun to make, and a lot of viewers could easily...

The Umbrella Academy Review – Bastard Superheroes With Lives… Nice

Graphic novels always make for difficult adaptations, but they are an undeniable draw for those hoping to snare audiences. Not only do...

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Reveals “Fun” Plan For Future

The crew that brought you Spider-Man: Homecoming is back for more with Spider-Man: Far From Home, and it looks like the team...


Tin Star Review – Tim Roth Tackles Big Oil And Personality Flaws

Tim Roth's Tin Star is easily one of the best performances the year will offer, though the show itself doesn't quite live up to that. It's a wildly fun thriller, but it will make you uncomfortable to say that, and it's one you'll definitely find yourself wanting to binge.

The Heart Guy TV Review (aka ‘Doctor Doctor’)

Fans of Doc Martin have a new favorite show to check out, and everyone else has a charming dramedy filled with quirky characters to fall in love with.

The OA Review – Netflix’ Surprise Series Is Brilliant… Until It’s Not

Some shows end up ruined by bad endings, and while The OA doesn't end any better than some of the lesser M. Night Shyamalan works, it dodges the bullet by being so engaging throughout. You may not love the end, but it doesn't spoil the ride.