Screen Rant marks the release of the Johnny Depp film "Transcendence" (which, alas, has "stinker" written all over it) with a fine list of killer artificial intelligence from previous movies. This is a subject dear to my heart, because I'm a lifelong science fiction fan, and also because I've said a number of unkind things to my computer over the years in moments of frustration, and they're really gonna come back to haunt me if A.I. takes over the world.
However, I have to blow the whistle on one tragic exclusion from Screen Rant's Top 10 Killer A.I. list. Why no love for "Colossus: The Forbin Project" - arguably the original cinematic incarnation of the world-beating intelligent computer? There were some ornery robots who came before Colossus, but it was really the first one that had ambitions to conquer and/or liquidate all of mankind. I won't spoil the movie by telling you whether or not it succeeds. It's well worth watching today, if you can find it, not least for the nostalgia value of seeing what the production designers of 1970 thought an intelligent supercomputer would look like.