Friday, January 13, 2017

Ex Machina (2015)

Director: Alex Garland

Writer: Alex Garland

Composers: Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Corey Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, Claire Selby, Symara A. Templeman, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Tiffany Pisani, Elina Alminas

More info: IMDb

Tagline: To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods.

Plot: A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Even though I'd heard good things about this picture, I've been burned before with an abundance of positive reviews only to be disappointed.  I LOVE this movie.  It's one of those flicks you sit back uninterrupted and soak it in.  I love the pacing, acting, story, surprises and ending.  It's a home run no matter how you slice it.  Even though I'd already seen THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015) at least twice by the time I saw this, I did not recognize Gleeson or Isaac at all.  Despite the magic of seeing this for the first time is gone, I look forward to seeing this again being more enlightened to the story.  The Blu-ray looks amazing but I haven't had a chance to dig through the few extras.  Sadly there's no director commentary.  It would be great spending spending close to two hours listening to how this all came together.

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