‘Superintelligence’ Trailer: Only Melissa McCarthy Can Save Humanity From An A.I. Voiced By James Corden

Collaborations between Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone have never quite lived up to the success she’s found elsewhere. McCarthy is fun in movies like Tammy, Life of the Party, and The Boss, those films never quite came together. Perhaps what they were missing was a dangerous super-computer voiced by James Corden? Because that’s what we get in the new trailer for Superintelligence.

Corden voices a supremely smart artificial intelligence that decides to base the fate of all humanity on a seemingly average woman, played by McCarthy. If she doesn’t impress, and there’s little reason to think that she could, then the computer may decide to wipe everybody out. No pressure.

Surrounding McCarthy and Corden is a great supporting cast including Brian Tyree Henry, Bobby Cannavale, Karan Soni, Sam Richardson, Sarah Baker, and Jean Smart as the President of the United States.

Superintelligence hits HBO Max on November 26th.

SYNOPSIS: In the film, when an all-powerful Superintelligence (James Corden) chooses to study the most average person on Earth, “Carol Peters” (Melissa McCarthy), the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the A.I. decides to enslave, save or destroy humanity, it’s up to Carol to prove that people are worth saving.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.