Atlas: JLO’s New Sci-Fi Movie Paints the AI Future which is Terrifying But Worth Watching

When it comes to the few names that are definitely keeping the idea of being a superstar alive, Jennifer Lopez is right up there as one of the most famous people in the world. She is now the lead in Atlas.

This Atlas is very angry at AI and really likes things that are old-fashioned and physical. But when she is sent on a recent mission to GR39, a planet that is unstable and not friendly, by Colonel Elias Banks (K. Brown), she has no choice but to believe the robotic powers she hates.

JLO in Movie

Lopez portrays the titular character, a data analyst who is “rigid and hostile” due to his coffee addiction. Simu Liu plays Atlas’s mother, Val, and the late Lana Parilla created the first artificial intelligence being. Harlan mysteriously rebelled not long after, seizing command of all AI gadgets to wage war on humanity.

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Sci-Fi and Hit Cast Of Atlas

The Sci-Fi Thriller stars Lopez, Simu Liu, and Sterling K. Brown in the main roles. Several side characters are in the movie portrayed by Lana Parilla, Abraham Popoola and Mark Strong to name a few. Brad Peyton director this movie and made the AI future nasty for us, at least fie us.

Simu Liu As Harlan

Liu plays Harlan, the main bad guy in Atlas. He is the first AI bomber in the world. This character thinks of himself as Atlas’s brother because her mother, Dr. Val Shepherd, made him to help people and keep her family safe. But Harlan disobeyed his creator and started the terrible killing of millions of people.

Sterling K. Brown As Colonel Banks

Atlas: JLO's New Sci-Fi Movie Paints the AI Future which is Terrifying But Worth Watching

Brown plays Colonel Banks, who is in charge of the plan to catch and kill Harlan. Banks is brave and smart, but the worst thing about him is that he doesn’t listen to Atlas and heed his advice about Harlan.

Gregory James Cohan As Smith

Cohen gives Smith’s voice in Atlas. Smith is the AI friend that runs Lopez’s character’s mech suit. Smith wants to keep Atlas safe, but because she doesn’t trust AI, this is hard for her to do as she and Atlas try to find their way around the hostile planet they have landed on. Harlan is bad, but Smith shows that he is not. So the two of them start to work together to save the world.

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The Exciting Plot

After Harlan departs Earth, General Jake Boothe (Mark Strong) contacts Atlas in an effort to decipher Casca’s whereabouts after the international military group ICN kidnaps his associate Casca Vix (Abraham Popoola).

Despite Colonel Elias Banks’ (Sterling K. Brown) concerns, Atlas finds Harlan’s whereabouts on a distant planet “in the Andromeda Galaxy” and is adamant about joining the team sent to capture him. The fact that running an exo-suit necessitates a cerebral connection between man and machine is still enough to make her refuse to wear one, even though they are allotted to each soldier. When the ICN forces reach GR-39, they promptly realize they’ve been tricked, and Harlan promptly destroys the majority of their ships and equipment.

Atlas: JLO's New Sci-Fi Movie Paints the AI Future which is Terrifying But Worth Watching

As a last resort before crashing to Earth, Atlas dons one of the working exo-suits, but he quickly develops an antagonistic relationship with the mainframe’s default personality, “Smith” (Gregory James Cohan). Along with Smith’s adaptive programming, Atlas starts to feel the world’s absence as they traverse the planet’s difficult terrain and face Harlan’s AI soldiers. Atlas is confronted with some difficult truths about her history as she is challenged by the first outside force she has let into her mind since her mother’s murder. This is particularly true when Smith starts to see how facing these truths could help them fight Harlan in the present.


Atlas” quickly switches between operatic images to tell what must have seemed like an irresistibly personal story of recovery on the page. Unfortunately, it turns too much of that very relatable growth into pointless or even clichéd character changes that people will know are coming long before they happen. What makes things worse is that many of the plot’s elements are spoken out loud by the characters.

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