The "Her" Trailer scares me...and it's not a horror film!

In any romantic drama trailer there is an equation:

Person + hurt = Loner. Loner + New Love Interest = The Good Life (Coming out of their shell, laughing in the rain, running around smiling like a kid, love, new found strength..."go head mommy breathe again" as Diddy said.)

So the new "Her" trailer with Joaquin Phoenix is no different. The only problem is that the new love interest is artificial intelligence that seems to travel with him via phone, computer, tablet, fill in the blank technology. Now I love Joaquin Phoenix. I think he's a great actor. The supporting cast is pretty good as well. Yet, am I the only one that thinks a movie about falling in love with AI is a bit on the strange side?

Spike Jonez directing and Joaquin acting is a good combo. I'll try to be open minded and believe there's more to this film than the trailer lets on, but the celebration of a man falling in love with his computer is odd to me. 

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.