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Sci-Fi - Robots

Ex Machina (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 15 in UK
Director Alex Garland Writer/s Alex Garland
Starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch A young computer programmer wins a competition to spend a week at the home of his reclusive billionaire boss. When he gets there he finds that he is to carry out the “Turing Test” on a robot whose persona is that of an attractive female. But what will happen to her if she fails the test?
Content Quite a bit of moderately complex discussion about robots and AI, while beer is being drunk. Interviews between the programmer and the robot. Some nudity – of women, or possibly robots. Some incredible scenary. A bit of violence.
A View Be prepared to have to watch and listen carefully. It is good stuff, if a little disconcerting at times. The billionaire is suitably unpleasant. It won many awards including an Oscar for visual effects and got a best ever score, I should think, on Rotten Tomatoes (Beaten by Kilo Two Bravo). Keep alert for the dance!

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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