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Ex Machina (2015)

UK 108m, Colour
Director: Alex Garland; Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, SonoyaMizuno

exmachinaEx Machina is a cerebral science fiction thriller that explores the concept of artificial intelligence through a series of discussions between Ava, a humanoid machine, and Caleb, the winner of a contest who is to test the machine’s ability for intelligent behavior that is equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human being. As the employee of the world’s largest search engine, whose reclusive CEO designed and built Ava, Caleb discovers more than he bargains for at Nathan’s high security research facility. As an increasingly popular subject in recent years, with films such as Her (2013), Ex Machina is a tightly scripted thriller than manages to be as intelligent as it is entertaining (Klaus Ming May 2015).


2 comments on “Ex Machina (2015)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    Back in the late 1960s, the computer vs. person relationship was pretty openly adversarial (2001: A Space Odyssey, The Prisoner, several episodes of Star Trek).

    These days we seem to find it tittilating and threatening at the same time. Some reviews have compared this movie to classic noir films, with the femme fatale whose thoughts and desires are impossible to fully understand.

    Ever since I saw the Avengers movie, I’ve had the feeling I should have seen this instead. 🙂

    • Klaus

      heh, heh, yeah, 1960s computers were so one dimensional – now they want to “get to know you” before screwing you over 🙂

      I like the femme fatale comparison – very fitting. ,

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