Colossus: The Forbin Project

1970

Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

7
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 6781

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James Hong as Dr. Chin
Marion Ross as Angela Fields
Paul Frees as Colossus
Georg Stanford Brown as Dr. John F. Fisher
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Brent Burkwell 10 / 10

Good old sci fi thriller.Not a showcase for special effects.

Being a fan of some Marvel, some DC movies I find it refreshing to watch a movie without amazing special effects where the actors must keep the viewers attention and the script had a more important role in the success or failure of a film. This movie, while not my favorite, is a nice change of pace from today's average action/sci fi flick. One thing I noticed that will likely ruffle the feathers of the average liberal democrat, while Colossus(a US super computer) and Guardian(the Soviet counterpart) are getting to "know" each other and also expanding our knowledge of the universe, you will notice that the Guardian(Russian) computer is moving at a much slower pace than the Colossus(US Super computer) is. Since liberals just love the former Soviet Union with all it's Gulag's and iron fisted excess, I figure it might upset them that the writer(s) thought it necessary to point out that the Russians are ALWAYS a few steps BEHIND the USA in just about every endeavor. Thought you might enjoy that info.

Reviewed by jon-41301 9 / 10

A good watch for todays AI students

This film, which is almost 50 years old has several predictions that have occurred recently. The communications link between the two systems which evolves into a much more efficient and obfuscated protocol seems similar to the recent Facebook shutdown of two of their systems communicating. An AI in charge of deadly weapons is also being researched today in the form of drones capable of detecting and attacking individuals, without direct control.

One failed prediction, which Isaac Asimov also makes, is technology capable of listening to human speech occuring before machines can speak.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

Forgotten Sci-Fi Gem?

Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators.

Tom Weaver noted, "Early on, they had either Charlton Heston or Gregory Peck in mind, but then they changed their mind about that. Stanley Chase insisted on a relative unknown. That's when Eric Braeden came into the picture." When he was cast, Braeden was still using his birth name, Hans Gudegast. Universal Pictures executive Lew Wasserman told him that no one would be allowed to star in an American film if they had a German name. As strange as that sounds, it is apparently true.

How many people today (2017) have heard of this film? I suspect very few. Even being familiar with science fiction, it was new to me. Which is a shame, because as far as the "sentient computer" subgenre goes, this is a really strong film and ought to be used to influence future writing. I am not suggesting a remake, but clearly they had thought it through by the 1960s -- a film could be made today with virtually no change.

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