Ex Machina: Robots & Romance
Think sexy robots meets noir. Ex Machina is about a young, successful coder (Oscar Isaac) invited to his CEO’s private estate to participate in an experiment. Meet Ava (Alicia Vikander). She’s smart, she’s gorgeous, she’s a robot. Isaac’s character must determine if Ava is truly an AI, a dubious mystery unfolds.
This take of AI is directed by Alex Garland. Garland is best known for his films 28 Days Later and Dredd. In Ex Machina Garland excellently creates that mysterious atmosphere and dark perspective needed to pull this movie off.
Regardless of how great the visuals are, Oscar Isaac is clearly the star of this film. His breathtaking performance steals center stage throughout the film. Some people are even saying “Oscar?”
Rotten Tomatoes gave it 89% which is actually quite good, especially for a sci-fi film. One reviewer said,
“Unlike most science fiction films, this one has smart characters, a smart plot and smart dialog. It also has romance, murder and suspense. This is a suspenseful, disturbing and thought-provoking film.”
Ex Machina released April 24, 2015, it runs 1 hr 48 mins of sci-fi gooey goodness. Be sure to get the full experience in theaters and let us know what you think in the comments below!