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Ex Machina (2015)

Ex Machina (2015)


Man! This was a dope flick! The premise has been done before considering this is an AI movie but they do it in a manner that holds the interest of the viewer in suspense. So, an extremely wealthy business owner throws a contest where a winner is proclaimed on his programming skills inside the company. The winner is shipped out to the owner’s facility which is in the middle of nowhere in some beautiful outback. Inside this facility, the winner, Caleb, meets his boss, Nathan; who looks like American Outfitter-bearded douche. Caleb gets settled and find out why he’s there: to check out Nathan’s new AI robot, Ava and interact with her to determine exactly how “human” she is.

Things get revved up during his week stay where his key card can get into certain rooms. His interactions with Ava range from intellectual to flirtatious. But which one of them is controlling the situation? Under cameras watched in his own private room, Nathan checks in and reviews his subject as they communicate with each other. Then…uh oh!! Power failure! Seems this is happening quite often and Nathan is blinded by them and the discussions that go on between Caleb and Ava.

Meanwhile, Nathan has a BAD ASS non-English-speaking assistant (whom we get to see naked later) named Kyoko played by Sonoya Mizuno. I’ve never heard of this woman but dammit!! If I need to travel in the middle of the world to get her, then where are my hiking boots?! Anyway, her fine slim ass is a highlight as the story progresses and gets deeper. If I go any further into the review, things will get revealed. It’s a slower-paced movie but the ending gets pretty exciting and wishes are fulfilled. Some are trustworthy characters and others aren’t. Check out Ex Machina to find out who is who.