I’m getting this sense that Melissa McCarthy may be going down the same path as Adam Sandler. Along with her husband, Ben Falcone, McCarthy is creating a popular and successful string of comedies. She may soon find herself scoring that lucrative multifilm exclusivity deal like Sandler. And if history plays out as we suspect, she’ll get paid a helluva lot less.
The duo’s latest film is Superintelligence. In the spirit of great tech companies, like Cyberdyne, computers have suddenly become sentient. Not so surprisingly, only the government has a clue this is happening. The all-powerful and benevolent Superintelligence is currently deciding whether to enslave, save, or destroy humanity. This new Artificial Intelligence has chosen the very average Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy) as its test subject, and the survival of humanity rests in her hands.
“The test in which the fate of humanity rests? All she has to do is get back together with her old boyfriend…”
What is Superintelligence? It’s basically the conglomeration of all computers, networks, and smart devices into one single hive mind. It knows everything about everything and everyone. It knows Carol so well that Superintelligence speaks to her in the voice of who she believes is the most trustworthy person in the world—James Corden (James Corden).
And what is Carol’s test? The test in which the fate of humanity rests? All she has to do is get back together with her old boyfriend, George (Bobby Cannavale). Superintelligence will transfer funds from evil corporations into the bank account, change her very average online profile into a majorly impressive one, and all she has to do is hook up with him. The A.I. will give her all the resources she needs and reignite that spark of love, including a Mariners game seated with Ken Griffey, Jr.
"…the chemistry between McCarthy and Cannavale is great."