Presented by James M. Tate / 4/24/2015 / No comments / 2015 , domhnall gleeson , oscar issac , science-fiction
REVIEW OF EX MACHINA
|year: 2015 rating: **|
Although EX MACHINA, mirroring science-fiction cult cinema ranging from 2001 to BLADE RUNNER, is first class in structure, aesthetics, and characterization: too bad we don’t get to know the humans as well as the Artificial Intelligence – that being Alicia Vikander’s beautiful Ava…
Issac wields a snarky, roguish charm that will hopefully serve him (and us) in the upcoming STAR WARS 7: THE FORCE AWAKENS – a blunt manner balancing the vulnerability of that highly anticipated film’s other young star, Gleeson. But in MACHINA, we hardly focus past all the expository wallpaper: A real shame since there's the right kind of “genuine sci-fi” elements, from an ominous soundtrack to dialogue that goes way over your head, and then some.