Transcendence had a big budget. You can tell because everything is slick and glossy and high-definition-real-film-awesome-fx marvellous. Everything except for the script, which, though it is packed with zooty ideas and concepts, rolls out like it was drafted by one of those Internet Name Generators, one stilted, wooden cliche at a time. Also: Rebecca Hall has morphed into Aubrey Plaza, Johnny Depp is literally one-dimensional, and ultimately, not one of the long list of seriously impressive all star cast members can save it. Belen, New Mexico is the location, if you’re interested? No, I didn’t think so.