Ex Machina (2015)

machina1To 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.)

2 thoughts on “Ex Machina (2015)

  1. As I keep waiting for Blu-rays these days, I’ve turned into one of those people who doesn’t even watch the trailers. Not deliberately, I hasten to add (because some of Those People seem to take the whole spoiler-phobic thing too far), but I just seem to keep not even bothering with ads. I only noticed it during the recent summer-movies-on-disc season, because I kept sitting down to some of the year’s biggest, most-discussed movies before realising I had absolutely no idea what I was about to see beyond the poster and general buzz.

    Anyway, I shall studiously continue to avoid anything about Ex Machina. Thanks for the heads up.

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