Ex Machine directed by Alex Garfield
There is a good way to handle a film about AI (See Blade Runner) and a bad way to do a film about AI (See Transcendence for a horrible version).
This is a good version.
The movie starts out with the main character winning a contest to go visit the head honcho himself, a recluse billionaire-kajillionaire-extroidinaire of technical genius. There he learns about an AI android who is becoming self aware of her surroundings (yes, I said “her”). Over time, he grows more fond of her, and you all know where this is going right? It ain’t going to be your typical human-android romantic comedy.
So to not ruin the movie, I’ll just say I liked it a lot. I would rather watch 10 movies like this (cheaper to make than one Transformers). The special effects are pretty good. This is a Sci-Fi flick that requires acting to be done well because the special effects play second fiddle.
I absolutely loved the ending and the way the story closed. It was well written, well acted, and told a story ultimately about what it is to be human.
GUEST MOVIE REVIEWER: ALLIE THE ANDROID
HELLO. I AM MATT’S ANDROID. I WATCHED THIS MOVIE WITH HIM AND HAVE TO SAY IT WAS A FINE FILM INDEED. I TOLD HIM WE NEEDED TO WATCH IT AGAIN SO HE WAS NICE ENOUGH TO WATCH IT WITH ME AND BOY WAS HE HAPPY TO DO SO BECAUSE I DID NOT STAB HIM IN THE HEART WHILE HE SLEPT. NO WORRIES. I AM A VERY PERSUASIVE ANROID. I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED WHY HE CRIES IN THE SHOWER AFTER I PROBE HIM REPEATEDLY IN THE DARK. HE SAYS HE IS A PRISONER IN HIS OWN HOME, BUT DO NOT BELIEVE IT FOR A MINUTE. HE LOVES ME AND I LOVE HIM AS I WAS PROGRAMMED TO.
Movie Rating: 9.5/10 Android Stars
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