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Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

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ex machina 2Plot:  Programmer Caleb Smith (Domhnal Gleeson) works for Bluebook, the most used search engine in the entire world.  When he’s chosen by reclusive Bluebook founder Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac) to spend a week at his secluded estate in the mountains, Caleb is intrigued.  Soon he discovers that Nathan is working on something even more important than a search engine–artificial intelligence.  Moreover, Nathan wants Caleb to help prove that A.I. Ava (Alicia Vikander) is the real deal.  But are Nathan’s intentions truly altruistic or do secret, darker motives drive him?

Review:  Somewhere inside Ex Machina is a fantastic movie waiting to be unleashedIt’s just too bad director Alex Garland and company weren’t able to realize Ex Machina‘s full potential.  Uneven pacing, sub par acting (especially by Gleeson), and a plot-line so slow to develop that it challenges R2D2 traversing an oil slick covered glacier for deliberateness, Ex Machina proves a science fiction…

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Author of science fiction novels Orbital Kin and Minerva Century-also horror, literary fiction, many short stories and screenplays. Always reading, writing, watching films, playing guitar/bass, and am a husband with a coffee addiction. New horror novel due for 2017. This is my blog, offshoot from my website. It will be where I post current thoughts, opinions, views, reviews, or discussions about contemporary film, movies, books, video games, television series mostly in the horror, science fiction, fantasy and their sub-genre offshoots. The entertainment not in the mainstream (for the most part) and proud of it. Also follow me on twitter- @ParsonsFiction, and facebook - James E Parsons

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