Monday, September 10, 2012
"Robot And Frank": A Wired and Heartless Friend
Humans have always have this wired need to create, to bring to life new ideas, and sometimes to attempt to replicate life and play God. We always want to be a step ahead, out with the old and in with progress. Our societies have become numbly reliant on technology, even our most intimate human connections, such as friendship, now exist in a intangible space that allows us to be connected virtually. Even if we still don't live in a full blown Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic reality, our world is consistently becoming less organic and adapting to this dependence on machines to even function. Then, all that is left is the philosophical question debating what really exists and what defines our humanity in the wake of this unstoppable digital era. In a very impressive way this film attempts to bring this to our attention without being preachy or even over dramatic.