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The Machine (I) (2013)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  21 March 2014 (UK)
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Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defense (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body. Written by Paul Threatt

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They rise. We fall.

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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The "Military Base" scenes were filmed at Greenham Common. See more »

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After cutting the material off the machine version of Ava, the plastic snaps and the actress's eyes flutter. See more »

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Vincent: Orange: Are you happier this year than you were last?
Orange Candidate: No. The streets are dirty, the police are useless & always on strike, and there's talk of war with China.
Vincent: Blue: How does war make you feel?
Blue Candidate: Scared. For myself and my family.
Vincent: Orange: Tell me that you're a machine and Ill believe that you're human.
Orange Candidate: I'm not.
Vincent: Tell me that you are and you'll pass the test.
Orange Candidate: I'm not a machine, you're not making sense.
Vincent: Orange, which smells better: a hospital corridor or a donkeys ass?
Orange Candidate: Donkey ass. What? Can you ...
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References Westworld (1973) See more »

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4 Sea Interludes, Opus 33A - IIA. Sunday Morning (Allegro Spiritoso)
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Artsy without being overly dramatic. Asks deep questions without being pompous. The special effects are good too.^^
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The premise or the science fiction genre as a whole presents many pitfalls incautious screenwriters may fall into, I think. This movie avoids said pitfalls elegantly. I watched this movie without having read much about it and I urge you to do the same. Caity Lotz really shines as the character Ada and I had only seen Toby Stephens in the movie Severance previous to this one. I love it when filmmakers know that the role of Main Character, Hero and Protagonist can be defined by multiple characters in the story. Speaking of the characters of the plot, they are all well written and have motives that are believable, which is imperative to make the movie believable. It's easy to see the love the makers of this film has for the genre and they treat it with respect and great care. I see elements from many of my favorite sci-fi movies and TV-series (Bladerunner, The Matrix, Terminator, Ghost in the Shell and Ergo Proxy to name a few...) not to mention much from some really great science fiction literature out there. I'd love to discuss the plot deeper but I will not as I don't want to impair your viewing pleasure. Now go and watch it.


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