The reclusive CEO of a hi-tech company (Oscar Isaac) recruits a brilliant young computer programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) to evaluate his latest invention -- a highly advanced android named Ava (Alicia Vikander), which is supplied with the most advanced Artificial Intelligence ever conceived. Meanwhile, despite their intelligence and formidable reputations, the two men fail to realize just how easily they can be manipulated by a machine that's as beautiful as it is brilliant.~Jason Buchanan
This is a good move especially if you're interested or know anything about computers, servers and AI. It comes to us at a perfect time when several science leaders are warning against the development of AI. The move is a pretty basic story - the focus is on the girl and what it really means to be human, a creator and free. It touches on the question of "if I create a life, even if it isn't human, is it free?". Very enjoyable. Don't expect action or heavy drama; this is a slow burner that will leave you thinking about it after the credits roll. I'm going to mark this as recommended to a friend but the real answer is "depends on the friend" as this movie isn't for everyone.
Also, I'm irritated by the use of the type of sticker BB put on the sleeve. Typically these come right off but not this one. Some rubbing alcohol should take care of it but still.
Ex Machina is one of those movies that will have you thinking about it for weeks after you see it. It presents the many facets of artificial intelligence, both positive and negative, as we come closer and closer to actually creating such technology. Created for a mere $10 million - pocket change in today's world of quarter-billion-dollar Hollywood CG-happy, brainless summer blockbusters - this film is a powerful piece of work that should be required viewing for all Computer Engineering 1001 students at every University in the country, not to mention those of us with just a fascination about the subject. If it weren't illegal, I'd cut off someone else's thumbs so I could give this movie four thumbs up...it's THAT good!
If you enjoy thrillers that are simply dialogue based, and that are able to present questions that you would normally question, then this is the film for you. Honestly, I loved this film. It's entertaining, the visual effects are impressive, the cinematography is on point, and the performances are amazing. Definetly a "Must-Watch"
SUPERB JOB ON THE CASTING. THESE 3 ACTORS DO A PHENOMENAL JOB BRINGING THE CHARACTERS TO LIFE. WITHOUT GIVING AWAY TOO MUCH, THE WAY THE THREE INDIVIDUALS MAKE THE STORY BLEND INTO REAL LIFE WAS ARTISTRY AT ITS BEST.