Ex Machina – wasn’t bad but I like I, Robot better

EX MACHINAFilm and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay.

 EX_MACHINA is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, emotions and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava and Nathan intensifies.

To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods.

This wasn’t bad but I like I, Robot better and I know they aren’t the same director. The facility was cool looking and huge. Caleb has to interact with an A.I and test how well it works. I think it would be creepy to talk to a robot, but also really fun. My favorite was the dancing scene. It was funny to watch Nathan and Kyoko dance. The view flying to the facility was nice along with when Caleb and Nathan were climbing the mountain. I wonder where it is supposed to be located. The water fall and glaciers were nice too. I wonder what would happen if the government really built an A.I robot. What would it be used for? How would they use it? I’m also curious to know if there is someone capable of making a robot that knows all that stuff.

3 stars