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Ex Machina (2014) – Science Fiction Movie Review

Ex Machina is an interesting science fiction tale of love, romance and betrayal!

So there are some movies you will remember, Casablanca (1942), Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and for you like minded horror fans, Halloween (1978)!

And then there are those movies that everybody LOVED for about the entire time it was in theater and then forgot about afterward… And then there are those that are probably better on streaming…

Ex Machina (2014)… Is definitely one of those movies that was great for about the entire time it was in the movie theater… But honestly… Probably not much else!

Written & Directed by: Alex Garland (28 Days Later) & Starring: Domnhall Gleeson (About Time), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Alicia Vikander (Seventh Son) & Sonoya Mizuno (Maniac).

“One day the AIs are going to look back on us the same way we look at fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa. An upright ape living in dust with crude language and tools, all set for extinction.” – Nathan (A quote by actor Oscar Isaac, from the movie: Ex Machina (2014).)

The reclusive CEO of a hi-tech company (played by: Oscar Isaac) recruits a brilliant young computer programmer (played by: Domhnall Gleeson) to evaluate his latest invention — a highly advanced android named Ava (played by: Alicia Vikander), which is supplied with the most advanced Artificial Intelligence ever conceived.

The reclusive tech billionaire, the AI and the young programmer he hired to evaluate her.

Meanwhile, despite their intelligence and formidable reputations, the two men fail to realize just how easily they can be manipulated by a machine that’s as beautiful as it is brilliant..

Now this movie is fun… It has all of the elements of a perfect science fiction drama! Except one… It is kind of long!

The story itself… The concept that a human can fall in love with an AI is kind of cool… But there is a lot of what I would consider to be fairly useless exposition… And frankly the character of, ‘Nathan’ is kind of mostly useless!

But if you got some time to kill, it certainly is well worth it to check out!

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