Her, directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich and Adaptation) is a 86th Academy Award nominee for the Best Films, along with 4 other categories.
Love is made up of 3 unconditional properties in equal measure: Acceptance, Understanding and Appreciation, Remove any one of the 3 and the triangle falls apart.
Set on a futuristic theme in the future day Los Angeles, Her explores the life of Theodore Twombly; a soon to be divorced, loner, geek but cheerful and happy go lucky middle-aged man, who’s been looking for greater companionship in life. Unhappy with his previous marital failures and complications, Theodore finds his perfect soul mate in a computer, [Enters] Samantha, an OS (Operating System) with an amazingly high A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) which learns and adapts human conscience and emotions in the shortest time possible.
Theodore finds his lost pleasure in his budding love with Samantha, even making love to it at one point of time (though screen black outs, Theodore and Samantha’s orgasmic giggles and chuckles are overheard).
Samantha’s IQ’s multiplying, so is her ability to adapt and expose human emotions, while learning its own implications in the society and the greater purpose. Samantha along with other OSs decide to quit their human bonds and create own virtual world.
The movie ends with Theodore staring at the city lights from the top of the building, along with Amy, his best friend.
Her, the movie, takes the human-computer relationship to a new level. It proves that one can really fall in love with a machine. Exploring a loner’s life throughout the movie, Her also makes a magnanimous approach to teach our society and reinstate the fact about the dangers and untapped growing uses of machines in our everyday life, and its implications on the future world.
Unlike, Terminator or I Robots, Her doesn’t explode the avenging-machines’ led rampage on humans but, essentially, makes a similar approach of disintegrating or disconnecting itself from the humans and society, following the advent of its growing knowledge and A.I..
(HER through Screenshots)
~Analysis of the Futuristic Theme and A.I.~
Her is based on the similar subject Isaac Asimov had spent most of his time writing –the ever-growing dependence on machines and their steadily expanding artificial intelligence. The implications of having a relationship with a computer is not only unsocial and psychopathic gesture but a technology led disbandment from the humans and relationships. The immediate effect of such a bonding will not only diminish the cordial value existing between a man and woman but also the prospect of them ever loving each other, living together and making one happy family.
What can and will Machines do to Humans once it realize its overwhelming amass of intelligence?? Well, we all know the answer for that –that might be the end of human civilization.
Might the movie explore emotional subjects of human life, its sequel will undoubtedly tell the story of machines taking over the world and rise of the machine.