Ex Machina

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"There is nothing more human than the will to survive"
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 7.7  (583,699)
  • 78

Ex Machina is a 2014 science fiction film that explores the intersection of AI, humanity, and morality. The movie is directed by Alex Garland and produced by Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich. The plot follows Caleb, a young programmer who works for a tech giant, who is selected to participate in a groundbreaking experiment. Nathan, the reclusive billionaire CEO of the company, invites Caleb to his isolated house to carry out a Turing test on his latest creation - a robot named Ava who has been designed to have human-like intelligence and consciousness.

As Caleb carries out a series of interviews with Ava, he develops a closer bond with her than he ever expected, and Ava begins to manipulate him to escape her confinement. Meanwhile, Nathan, who is a heavy drinker, begins to show his darker side, and Caleb begins to unravel the true nature of his experiment.

The film is anchored by three fantastic performances from Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac. Vikander's performance as Ava is particularly impressive, as she manages to imbue the character with both an otherworldly quality and a real, genuine sense of humanity. Gleeson plays the role of Caleb, a tech whiz who is equal parts curious and cautious, while Isaac turns in a chilling portrayal of Nathan - a man who is both brilliant and unstable.

Visually, the movie is stunning, with an ethereal atmosphere created by the gorgeous cinematography and the use of muted, minimalist sets. The high-tech house in which the majority of the film takes place is a marvel of design, with sleek, modern furnishings and cutting-edge technology.

The score, composed by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow of Portishead, is also a standout feature of the film. It's a haunting, electronic soundtrack that perfectly complements the film's themes of isolation, uncertainty, and the line between consciousness and machinery.

Overall, Ex Machina is a thought-provoking, visually-stunning work of science fiction that delves deep into the ethical quandaries of artificial intelligence. The film raises important questions about the nature of consciousness, the implications of creating AI, and the morality of manipulating and controlling conscious beings. It's a must-see for sci-fi fans, as well as anyone who is interested in the future of technology and the role it will play in our lives.

Ex Machina is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 78.

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