my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Ex Machina
Director:   Alex Garland
Year:   2015
Genre:   Science Fiction
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.08.15

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Annihilation

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.08.15InternetThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2015
A sexy robot tests a few nerds who drink beer and talk about AI. So when this came out I was a bit hesitant because of the whole "sexy robot" thing but I then heard from pretty much everyone how good it was and am finally seeing it now. Surprise! It's really fucking good! Even though the robot is sexy, they address it in the film and it's actually a plot point which is nice.

The film looks spectacular. The sets and location photography are unbelievable. The fact that this is technically an indie movie... and it looks this good with that many effects shots in it... there are really no excuses you know? I mean I know Alex Garland is a high profile screenwriter so this isn't like completely out of the blue but come on... Stuff like this, Blue Ruin, hell... Monsters. Having no money is no longer an excuse for a movie not to look spectacular.

And Geoff Barrow on the soundtrack! 2015 is turning out to be quite a lucky year for Portishead fans between this and High Rise. I mean I'm still waiting for a new album but I won't complain about getting an interesting and characteristic score out of the man any day. It reminded me a lot of when Underworld used to score films like Breaking and Entering and Sunshine.

So yeah... loved this. Liked it way more than I thought I would. But yeah, that robot was sexy. I only had one little problem with the plot and that's at the very ending. I thought he changed the security protocols to open the doors when the power failed, so... shouldn't the doors be open at the end? whatever, still a good movie.

Up next is the last film of DVRfest 2015. It is a movie that I wanted to watch for last year's fest because I missed it at Fantastic Fest but it wasn't available yet, so now I feel like i've missed it two or three times and everyone seems to gush about it so I hope I like it too and don't have to be that guy. I'll find out in a few hours!
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