Ex Machina is one of the most scary films of our time because of its probability of reality within the next twenty years. And it’s fully preventable.
In this small, building thriller, Machina ponders some of the bigger questions in life such as Can man play God?
Newcomer Alicia Vikander excels as Ava, the android who is the case study for the CEO of the robotics company (played by Oscar Isaac), and the lowly employee (Domhnall Gleeson) who finds himself selected as the one to be lucky enough to test her artificial intelligence.
Well clearly her level of intelligence is higher than either one expected it to be and this is where the thriller builds.
I’ve been a big fan of Isaac and Gleeson since I’ve first seen them in Sucker Punch and About Time respectively, and I’ve been following them ever since.
If you like thrillers and some of Stanley Kubrick’s themes and tone, then you’ll absolutely love Ex Machina. It will undoubtedly be one of my favorite 2015 releases.