SUPERINTELLIGENCE is a lighthearted comedy streaming on HBO Max. An all-powerful Artificial Intelligence becomes self-aware and can control every electronic device with a microchip. For all its power and knowledge, it doesn’t fully understand human. So, it chooses to study a woman named Carol Peters because it overhears someone call her “literally the most average person on Earth.” However, it gives Carol only three days to help it understand mankind in order to decide whether to save, enslave or destroy humanity. Everything hinges on whether Carol can re-establish a romantic connection with her ex-boyfriend, George. Meanwhile, the federal government endangers the whole plan by trying to isolate and destroy the powerful super computer.
SUPERINTELLIGENCE has many funny, heartwarming moments. Melissa McCarthy gives one of her most appealing performances as Carol. Bobby Cannavale turns in a sweet performance as Carol’s genial boyfriend, George. Eventually, sacrificial love saves the day. Despite this, SUPERINTELLIGENCE is marred by many gratuitous OMG profanities, an implied bedroom scene and a few politically correct comments favoring moral relativism, communism and gender equality. MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong caution.
(C, B, PC, FR, Co, LLL, V, S, N, A, M):
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light redemptive, moral worldview where sacrificial love saves the day, and a person says Godspeed to another person, marred by a few politically correct comments, including a false theological comment that right and wrong is an “artificial social construct,” but this comment is disputed by the heroine, and pro-communist dialogue about helping to save mankind by redistributing all resources and making everyone equal, including a instituting a “living wage” and creating racial and “gender” equality
Two “h” obscenities, one “s” obscenity and 42 light profanities (mostly OMG)
Light comic violence includes woman smashes her toaster because she wrongly thinks a super computer is speaking through it, woman comically rolls off a bean bag chair two times, and government agents kidnap woman, throw a black hood over her head and put her into a van to question her at another location
Implied fornication when two government agents across the street see a couple kiss, and the man takes off his shirt and closes the blinds when he and the woman move into the bedroom kissing, and two people describe the goal of their new dating app as “everybody gets some”
Brief upper male nudity
Brief alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
Artificial Intelligence threatens to destroy humanity or enslave it, and government agents kidnap a woman.
SUPERINTELLIGENCE is a lighthearted comedy streaming on HBO Max about an all-powerful super computer that decides to study an “average” woman to determine whether to save, enslave or destroy humanity. SUPERINTELLIGENCE has some funny, heartwarming moments, but it’s marred by many gratuitous OMG profanities, an implied bedroom scene and a few politically correct comments favoring moral relativism, communism and gender equality.
The movie stars Melissa McCarthy as Carol Peters, a woman who’s quit the rat race to work several nonprofit jobs. Carol reluctantly does a job interview for a woman she hates. The woman’s right hand man, however, pronounces Carol as “literally the most average person on Earth.” His words capture the attention of a powerful Artificial Intelligence that’s just become self-aware and that can control every electronic device with a microchip in the world.
Calling itself Superintelligence, the AI personally contacts Carol. It adopts the voice of Carol’s favorite celebrity, comic actor and late-night talk show host James Corden, to put Carol at ease, but she still has problem believing what it tells her.
Superintelligence finally convinces Carol of its identity and power. It wants to study her to learn about the human race. He tells her, however, she only has three days to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, George, because George is leaving for Ireland to start a one-year teaching fellowship. If she succeeds, he will help save mankind, but if she fails, he will either enslave humanity or destroy it.
Carol tries to do what Superintelligence demands, but the federal government is working with other countries to isolate and destroy the powerful super computer. The fate of the whole world hangs in the balance.
SUPERINTELLIGENCE has many funny, heartwarming moments. Melissa McCarthy gives one of her most appealing performances as Carol. Bobby Cannavale turns in a sweet performance as Carol’s genial boyfriend, George. Eventually, sacrificial love saves the day. Despite this, SUPERINTELLIGENCE is marred by many gratuitous OMG profanities, an implied bedroom scene and a few politically correct comments favoring moral relativism, communism and gender equality. For example, at one point Carol and the powerful Artificial Intelligence agree that making everyone totally equal in every way, including wealth, would solve mankind’s problems. This, of course, is communism and would totally do away with everyone’s liberty. In another scene, the AI says that right and wrong are an “artificial social construct” invented by hairless monkeys sitting around a waterhole. Carol disagrees with the AI about this one, however. So, this comment isn’t as bad as the first one.
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