Even J.Lo in a mech go well with can’t save Netflix’s by-the-numbers AI thriller

A still photo from the Netflix film Atlas.
Picture: Netflix

You’d suppose {that a} sci-fi film the place Jennifer Lopez companions with a smart-ass, sentient mech go well with to struggle in opposition to her evil AI brother could be slightly extra enjoyable. Alas, Atlas — Netflix’s newest try at successful streaming motion film — takes itself far too severely. It additionally fails to essentially dig into the complexities of the AI debate, regardless of basically being a battle between a pleasant AI assistant and machine intent on a doomsday situation. There are some humorous moments, significantly the banter between Lopez and her mechanical companion, however each different a part of the film appears to be combating in opposition to Atlas’ true type. It is a buddy comedy attempting too exhausting to be a severe motion flick.

Atlas takes place virtually three a long time after…

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