Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ex Machina

Rated R / 1 hr 48 min / Drama - SciFi

What is it about?

Caleb is an advanced programmer for a search engine company that has taken over the industry. He gets a notification that he has won a week long vacation to hang out with the company's creator and CEO Nathan. He takes a ride in a helicopter to a secluded bunker where Nathan lives. The two hang out together and Nathan expresses his wish to share what he has been working on. He wants Caleb to sign a non-disclosure agreement first. The agreement is signed, and then Nathan shares his creation. An artificial intelligence that is so advanced that it could potentially pass for human. Nathan wishes Caleb to test the robot.

You will like it if...

You like speculative science fiction films with intricate stories. There aren't any true stars in the film, but the actors still give decent performances. The special effects are fantastic if not awe inducing. The effects are well done and understated to the point where it feels natural to that world. This movie explores the relationship between a potential future artificial intelligence and human beings. The depth of the story is what makes this movie a must see for anyone who enjoys serious science fiction. The flick will have you thinking of all the implications and possibilities of what may happen in the future for days after watching it. Not only does the script engage thoughts of a possible future, but it has a compelling story to tell otherwise. There are several layers to the story for you to sink your teeth into. If the trailer looks interesting at all then go see this film.

Next Week

Avengers: Age of Ultron

No comments: