Yeah, it's simplistic..yeah it's easy to figure the plot way before things happen.
..but so what?
Take your brain out..enjoy the dynamics of the performances, and the luscious set.
A guilty pleasure? Maybe..but I'm glad I watched it.
"Tau" is about an artificial intelligence machine that becomes fully conscious, by any reasonable definition of the word, thanks to Monroe's Julia. It experiences emotions, it has desires, and it makes decisions based on moral values. Having been in many debates about morality recently, I thought this was the most intriguing feature of the film.
Monroe's performance was, in my opinion, strong and convincing, an impressive feat considering she was acting to nobody in many scenes. Her decision near the end would be surprising to some but she sold it, and convinced me that in her position I would have done the same thing.
I think this movie is quite underrated.
A young woman, Julia, is kidnapped. She ends up in a high-tech house where a renowned scientist and CEO of an Artificial Intelligence company performs certain procedures with her brain. Julia soon discovers that all the internal functions of the house are run by an animated computer - Tau.
Decent sci-fi / AI drama. Quite intriguing - what's the meaning of the procedures, what will happen to her? Some good dramatic moments.
Hardly perfect - plot has a few holes, the AI theme doesn't go anywhere new and the ending is largely foreseeable. The relationship between Julia and Tau and its result are predictable.
Still, quite entertaining - there is never a dull moment and the time flies by.