Alex Garland, Writer Of 28 Days Later And Sunshine, Makes His Directorial Debut With The Stylish And Cerebral Thriller, Ex Machina. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), A Programmer At An Internet-Search Giant, Wins A Competition To Spend A Week At The Private Mountain Estate Of The Company’S Brilliant And Reclusive Ceo, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon His Arrival, Caleb Learns That Nathan Has Chosen Him To Be The Human Component In A Turing Test-Charging Him With Evaluating The Capabilities, And Ultimately The Consciousness, Of Nathan’S Latest Experiment In Artificial Intelligence. That Experiment Is Ava (Alicia Vikander), A Breathtaking A.I. Whose Emotional Intelligence Proves More Sophisticated — And More Deceptive — Than The Two Men Could Have Imagined.
Excellent movie. Its a little slow paced but it is very engrossing and interesting. There is an element of tension throughout the movie that there is something sinister going on. There are mind games and you keep wondering who is deceiving whom. The climax and the ending is very good.
The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The Visual effects were very good and the movie deservedly won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Alex Garland’s direction is very good.
Domhnall Gleeson is very good as Caleb Smith, the innocent programmer. Alicia Vikander is excellent as Ava the robot with Artificial Intelligence. Oscar Isaac is very good as the Nathan Bateman, the creator of Ava.
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