Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Little Shop of Movies Review: Ex Machina (Available Now)

There are some interesting movies out there the problem being is that you have to sit the bad ones to really appreciate the better ones.

I have sat through my fair share of bad movies with all the films that I watch weekly.
That all being said this is one of the better ones.

Caleb(above) is working for a company that has the worlds largest search engine on the internet called the Blue Book. He had entered a contest to have a visit for a week with the C.E.O. of the company and see the work he does at his house.

The house is very secluded and takes over 2 hours by helicopter to arrive in a field of grass --to walk a few more steps to the house along the river.
With a breathtaking view and this is an actual hotel in Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldal, Norway not a set just a location.

The scenery really helps create the mood of the film that starts out as an adventure with Caleb  meeting Nathan and unsure what the whole trip was for.

As it turns out and with much discretion requested by Nathan , Caleb has to sign a waiver to promise not to speak of this outside of the house. What he is working is Ava--she is a robot programmed by Nathan and he wants Caleb to help him perform some tests on Ava.
The tests consist of the two of them sitting in rooms with glass between them Caleb asks Ava questions and she asks him some in return as well.
Some may not like the pacing of the film but I found it to be exactly the pace it needed to be for the subject of the film needed to be explained and the story was strong as well.
For the film having the majority of the film was only three actors in the entire film.
There comes a part of the film where Caleb starts to doubt if he is human I will not share how he gets to that point in the film. But the only thing I will say is it reminded me somewhat of 2001: A Space Oddessy in the same realm of the computer Hal wanting to take over.Only a slight comparison to the film not saying it should be held in the same light as a classic film such as that.

Thank you for reading this 
Anthony Nadeau

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