Ex Machina review

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Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test–charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated–and more deceptive–than the two men could have imagined.

Source: Amazon.com

A brutally uncomfortable movie when the twist happens, why in the world people liked this film is beyond me, it’s only half cooked and is a retread of some fairly mundane science fiction tropes.

Sure was pretty though, would love to live in that part of the world with that kind of apparent internet connection, but sadly I’m no Bill Gates x100, which is what the main protagonist in this one was.  What’s a few hundred billion dollars though, right?

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