Putting aside my blatant “robophobia,” I’ve started to become more and more intrigued by Her. I’ll admit that, initially, I was quickly dismissive of the film, but seeing Spike Jonze’s name attached to the trailer turned me around pretty quickly.
Director Spike Jonze is the mind behind Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Where the Wild Things Are. His short but revealing filmography seems to specialize in taking the audience through surrealistic journeys, all in an effort to re-discover the fundamentals of humanity. (Jesus. I sound like a movie trailer.) If anyone can make you believe in the heart of a machine, it’s Jonze and his oddly affecting worldview.
Depending on where you are in the world, Her has either already been released or will be coming to a screen near you this week.
Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include Bamn, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post.