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Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. Written by
In this feature directed by the brilliant writer of such films as "The Beach", "Sunshine" and "28 days later" we come across a completely unique take on the already crowded AI genre of film. In fact, this could be a new genre of film altogether; possibly "scifiramiller" (Science fiction, drama, thriller.)
This being the first film directed by Alex Garland, mistakes were expected, however the film was likely to be solid, due to past writing efforts.
These expectations were not just surpassed, they were blown out of the window! From the very beginning, you are put into the shoes of our protagonist (Domhnall Gleeson), confused, intrigued and in awe of the beauty that the opening scenes transport us (Quite literally) too.
Eventually we meet the second of the films important characters in Oscar Isaac; who'm is outstanding in "Inside Lywelln Davis," yet horrendous in "A most Violet Year" and therefore could have gone either way in this feature. From here the tension builds and we start to find out the reasons for our passage to this idyllic place and the story takes hold.
Domhnall meets the beautifully designed and gorgeous new comer "Alicia Vikander", who's acting as an AI is perhaps the best ever on a film such as this, and the story develops into what we think is happening! Or is it...?
Watch to find out, because this film builds the tension, shocks and provokes through to the end, until you are left withe your jaw either on the floor or grinning from ear to ear, eager to talk about all that went on before with anybody that will listen!
A special mention to the sound behind this film, which worked hand in hand with the story and masterful directing to create the unbelievable tension and turn this film into the gripping "scifiramiller" that it is!
"I'm not "up" on my Oscar work, when films must be played to be considered, but how this hasn't been given even a mention is beyond me!"
A must watch!
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