Superintelligence (2020), Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures

SUPERINTELLIGENCE (2020): The Things I Liked…

Superintelligence (2020), Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures
Superintelligence (2020), Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures

I enjoyed Superintelligence, the latest comedy from Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Sam Richardson and Ben Falcone more than I expected to.

Directed by Falcone, the story of Carol (McCarthy), a woman who’s been selected for observation by the world’s first superintelligence that may or may not take over the world isn’t perfect. Yet, if you’re a fan of the talented film making team and some good dialogue delivered with perfect comic timing; plus, laughter that you can’t always see coming, then give Superintelligence a chance.

Besides the above-mentioned highlights, there’s also the chemistry between Carol and Cannavale’s George to enjoy. And James Corden’s character is quite fun. So much so, that don’t be surprised if, for a good portion of the film, you find yourself thinking:

Should this be what a future with a superintelligent AI looks like, I think I’m in!

As for what I didn’t completely love about Falcone’s movie, there’s the use of several common movie-making/comedy cliche’s that made the story experience that little bit less special.

Furthermore, just when I became comfortable with the direction the story was going in and the nature of the relationships , a semi-expected change happens that follows down a path that’s not quite as satisfying as it could have been. Nevertheless, even though Superintelligence has no chance of taking the place of Spy (2015) as my favourite McCarthy film, I have no regrets about watching it.

Watch it if you’re curious and because the performances are fun.

Happy Film Loving


7 thoughts on “SUPERINTELLIGENCE (2020): The Things I Liked…”

  1. I just finished watching this. I liked it. It wasn’t my favorite, but I did like the interaction between McCarthy and James Corden, even though he was an AI. But it was fun and yes a little sad in some parts. I found Carol’s and George’s reconnection sweet and I did like how it ended. It’s a nice movie to pass the time for sure.

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