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Colossus: The Forbin Project 1970

  • Joseph Sargent
  • April 8, 1970
  • 100 mins
  • English
  • Science Fiction, Thriller
This is the dawning of the Age of Colossus (where peace is compulsory... freedom is forbidden... and Man's greatest invention could be Man's greatest mistake).
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give its plans for the management of the world under its guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.


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This is the first movie (from many) that I've seen where the human kind (good guys) actually lose.

Stunned and intrigued if this is also the fact in other older movies.

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Whats the most important in life?

this movie could be the mother of the terminator-story.

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Fellt like it stopped halfway through. Not that good.

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