Let's all take a step back and actually consider if Ms. Trunchball is actually in the wrong here? She had to work with little children who break in to a flash mob every 10 seconds. That's enough to make the strongest will break.
A perfectly executed concept which is so clear and concise in its narrative, but ultimately plants a complex question in the viewers mind. The ethical issues of AI are difficult to decide on, and this film asks if Ava deserves any sort of ethical consideration? Or is she just an product of the creator, to which her actions should reflect upon? Nathan gives Ava the ability to develop thoughts, experience pain, and makes her very existence know. But he keeps…
The only thing holding this back from being a damn near perfect film is the 3rd act. It really should have been split in to 2 parts. It is going to be a worn out tune by the time the films theatrical run ends, but only for good reason.
This gives the original films many more layers. I'm sat here rewatching Catching Fire right now and Tom Blyth truly embodied Donald Sutherland's 'Snow'. Down to his mannerisms and motives. He doesn't get stuck in the shadow of Sutherland however, and truly transforms the role.
"Austin, the Cold War is over"
"Finally those capitalist pigs will pay for their crimes, eh? Eh comrades?"
"Austin, we won."
"Oh, smashing, groovy, yay capitalism!"
Introduced my little brother to this cinematic masterpiece, and we have been quoting the film to each other every day since.
Really didn't expect much, if anything, going off the trailers for this, but somehow it turned out to be an absolute treat. The horror elements are by far some of the best I've seen this year, unsettling me in a manner only 'The Black Phone' has even came close to. The last 20 minutes alone had be holding my breath and looking away due to the sheer tension and visuals. The choice to use several pan shots built a palpable…