Ex Machina Review

Sunday, 28 June 2015
Movie Title: Ex Machina
Release Date: May 7, 2015 (Australia)
Director: Alex Garland
Running Time: 1h 50m
Genre: Sci-fi thriller


A young coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private retreat belonging to the reclusive CEO of the company. One arrival he learns that he must participate in a bizarre experiment which involves interacting with the world's first true artificial intelligence, which comes in the form of a beautiful female robot.



Rating: ★★ and a half /5


I didn't really like this movie. It was too disturbing. Like it was too trippy, too confusing, too questioning for my taste. Like one stage you think, yes, you ain't evil and then suspicion just builds up and then you think you're right, but then you're not and then you're questioning yourself all over again. 

This movie is too confusing and it hurt my brain with the amount of plot twists that it had. The character Ava, was so, well weird, I wasn't comfortable with her at all because of her presence and the way she carried herself. It was so weird. 

I honestly felt sorry for the character Caleb too, because well, he was us, the audience, we felt everything he felt. He was confused throughout the movie on who to trust just like us. It was the only character I loved in the movie, besides Kyoko, who is just badass in the end. Like, it was scary when we find out who she really is, but, I kinda suspected the whole time watching the movie.

The character Nathan was as mysterious as Ava, hiding valuable knowledge from Caleb which could have changed the whole storyline of the movie.

The director did a good job, with beautiful scenes being implemented within the movie to show how there is no difference between machine and man. Medium Close-up shots are used in these scenes, which include every scene Ava and Caleb meet to talk. The camera is always on eye level, showing the mutual respect and well importance of both 'species'.

The ending was the saddest and weirdest endings of all time from a sci-fi thriller, that's probably what really saved the movie. The unanswered questions that were left for the audience to answer. Sometimes I hate unanswered questions, but it totally fit this movie. 

But yeah, as I gave this movie a low rating because of my dislike of how confusing the movie is, I don't have much to say about it. So I guess that's it.

Bye for now xoxo,

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