Rating: 4 out of 5
This morning, I settled down onto my couch cushions of justice and sat through an interesting film provided by my own home theater (AKA moderately-sized television). The movie was Ex Machina and my opinion was “Fucking Sweet.” While I may be a few weeks late, the movie did just exit theaters and I think that puts it firmly in the review zone.
Ex Machina is a sort of sci-fi thriller that explores advances in artificial intelligence and the toll it can have on human relationships. At least that is what I took from it. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson (who needs a new name…perhaps Bob or Poopsock if he wants to keep it different), Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander. I cannot give enough praise to this cast and their roles. Alicia Vikander in particular was spectacular. She stole the show as the robot Ava. She showed depth, complexity, and real emotion. Her constant discovery of herself and human life was simply fascinating. Boobs were also involved, and that is always grounds for positivity. The only thing it was missing was chocolate milk. Sweet, sexy, robotic chocolate milk.
I really enjoyed the story. It seemed a bit slow in certain areas, but I was also tired. My conclusion is that I don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about. I loved the fact that it started off as a typical near-future science fiction movie and transitioned into something dark and sinister. We see a groundbreaking discovery and the man behind it. We see all of the nuances and details that make science and technology so important and interesting. Then we see what can happen when mankind creates beyond its own understanding. We see something created that was not fully understood, and we see the pitfalls of playing God.
I loved this movie. I put it in my mouth and ate that motherfucker up.
Let’s stop for a second and talk about how cool artificial intelligence is. You can program someone to be your friend. Like…they have to be your friend no matter what. You can just walk by and piss on their face, and they have to respond with, “Thanks! Let’s eat some Bagel Bites.” Then you can be eating tasty treats with your robot bestie. Not to mention the robotic boobies…
We are on the verge of the perfect life, people!
Bottom line, Ex Machina is wonderful. It combined a great cast of skilled actors with a compelling story that entertained me and filled me with questions about the limits of technology. Can we? Will we? Should we!? I for one can’t wait for the murderous, Bagel Bite-eating Katy Perry robot. It’s not polygamy if your other wife is a robot, right? I give this movie 4 out of 5.