Demon Seed Reviews
I'll admit to liking this movie somewhat due to the artificial intelligence idea, but there are other movies from this time period that do it better. "Colossus: The Forbin Project" and "War Games" come immediately to mind. It was awfully difficult to look past the silly terminal "orgasm" scene when Mrs. Harris (Julie Christie) became Mommy Proteus. I also kept wondering where Proteus got all of the materials to build the incubator, not to mention the spinning, multi-purpose geometric hitman/impregnator thingy. The effects were pretty weak overall except for the aforementioned rotating triangles of death object. I found that to be a pretty original invention.
I usually find Dean Koontz stories to be a little bland and somehow this movie follows suit even though it sets up an interesting premise. Proteus IV is sufficiently creepy and its techno-rape of Mrs. Harris leaves you feeling uneasy. It isn't too vulgar but it certainly covers the computer/human sex act with more than enough foreplay.
Thoroughly enjoyed there being a robot named Joshua and watching scientisits play chess with the "computer".
Yay for now having further understanding of popculture references.