Transcendence – C4

Boffin Johnny Deep uploads his consciousness to a super computer in this pacy sci-fi. 3/5 stars

Depp’s a charismatic scientific genius whose work on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence offers the promise of a machine that can feel as well as think.

However, not everyone is convinced this is a good thing, least of all Kate Mara’s radical bunch of anti-technology extremists. And Depp’s wife Rebecca Hall and colleagues Paul Bettany and Morgan Freeman also have their misgivings. 

With good reason, it turns out, because the virtual Depp, sucking up ever increasing amounts of energy from a gigantic solar field at his new desert HQ, is soon displaying worrying signs of world-threatening megalomania…

Though this movie will hardly tax your brain cells, it is an entertaining, thrilling sci-fi that looks fabulous with lustrous colours and dazzling images.