Okay...So there has been quite a few instances over the last decade where I have been at the theater or watching a film at home and thought to myself "I thought that SFX were supposed to be a way of pushing the story forward, or helping to tell the story, not a way to assault my senses and make the action on screen incomprehensible!" Well I wish this film had existed decades ago and those films had taken note from this film.
I am of course talking about Ex Machina! If you haven't heard about this film, it's about A.I., and it was written by the gentleman who brought us all 28 Days Later & Sunshine! So that's tight!
This film has been getting so much buzz since it was released, and unlike Mad Max: Fury Road, it is actually deserved (Sorry Logan & Pete). This is one of those films where it has a barebones cast, but it is written and acted so flawlessly that they don't need anyone else to help develop the story or the characters.
So I realize that I have not told you anything about the story yet. I'm running out of space and time so I will make it quick. A computer programmer is picked to go to a facility to run the turing test. That's the test that "determines" if an A.I. is sentient. He interviews the robot and craziness ensues! It is an absolute MUST WATCH if you are a fan of Sci-Fi or just well told stories. GO WATCH IT NOW!
PS: Sorry I didn't talk about the story. I don't want to give anything away. I want you to enjoy it with as little information as possible.
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