Review: Ex Machina (2015)

Directed and Written by Alex Garland, Ex Machina is a film unlike any I have seen in a long time. Starring Alicia Vikander , Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, Ex Machina is about a programmer (Gleeson), who wins an in-house competition to spend the week with his companies “brilliant” CEO (Isaac). The programmer has been sent to the CEO to test out his new A.I., called Ava (Vikander), whose emotional intelligence is beyond anything they’ve ever encountered before.

Although the effects of this film are incredible, Ex Machina lays itself to the its ideology rather than CGI. Stepping out of the boundary of conformity to the standard film engine, this film will leave you knowing you’ve seen something different. What is even more impressive, is that this is Alex Garland’s directional feature debut, which puts into perspective the scale of his achievement. This film with have your nerves tingling, your curiosity stoked and your suspense filled, Ex Machina has it all.

“We don’t need AIs to destroy us, we have our own arrogance.” – Jay