Her is a savior to the science fiction genre of film, it is what science fiction is supposed to be. The science/technology is there to enhance the film and tell us more about ourselves instead of being the film. Its brilliant; believable consequences of the technology that dramatically impact both of the main characters are used to focus on the humanity of him and her. This film was a huge step for scifi - believable technology and characters, with very little use of special effects. No lasers or lens flare or overuse of technical jargon. It felt real. I wish more scifi films would take a step in this direction, prospecting ideas about the future rather than using the genre as an excuse for more colorful explosions and exotic settings.
I don’t want to speak in hyperbole, or maybe I’m a prisoner of the moment or haven’t seen enough of movies… but I think “her” is in the running for being the best movie I have ever seen. Click “read more” below if you have seen the movie (spoilers) and want to hear some of my thoughts on it.
Check out these kinetic sculptures.
These kinetic sculptures were both created by retired mechanical engineers using their knowledge of dynamics, momentum, weight and motion.
putting these sculptures into motion will cause them to oscillate and repeat their cycles of motion for around 15 minutes until the energy of the system is dissipated.
no batteries or electricity or steam here, using only the initial energy you put into the system these sculptures will oscillate in the patterns above.