The Brain Machine

November 22, 2010 at 1:00 am (5 Heads, Brain Machine) (, , )

The Brain Machine – 1972 – United States

The Brain Machine’s (aka Grey Matter and Mind Warp) IMDB score is justifiably bad. Brain Machine is an ambiguous mess—a flick that deals thematically with conflicting motivations and intentions without clear motivations and intentions itself. Brain Machine’s creators allude to Big Ideas (nature, faith, mortality, freedom, surveillance, AI), only scratching the surface but somehow muddling them all up anyway. It’s a convoluted mess of philosophies, but its head is in the right place, and if you work hard, you’ll find something to think about.

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