To be clear, there’s no shocking twist or surprise in Alex Garland’s wonderful Ex Machina, but I’m hesitant to review it in any great detail as its one of those intelligent sci-fi films that is best experienced for the first time with as little prior knowledge as possible. Whether you are going to see it at the cinema like I did or wait for the Blu-ray, its best to avoid any details so I won’t divulge any, except to say its very smart, well-acted, beautifully shot, a very gripping story about both technology and gender. Yeah its a must-see movie really. But I’ll leave the reasons why its a must-see movie for awhile yet; maybe wait for the Blu-ray release in a few months time.
(…and it only cost $15 million to make, apparently. If only all sci-fi films could be made that way.)