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Morgan (2016)

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A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

Director:

Luke Scott

Writer:

Seth W. Owen (as Seth Owen)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mara ... Lee Weathers
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Morgan
Rose Leslie ... Dr. Amy Menser
Michael Yare ... Ted Brenner
Toby Jones ... Dr. Simon Ziegler
Chris Sullivan ... Dr. Darren Finch
Boyd Holbrook ... Skip Vronsky
Vinette Robinson ... Dr. Brenda Finch
Michelle Yeoh ... Dr. Lui Cheng
Brian Cox ... Jim Bryce
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Dr. Kathy Grieff
Paul Giamatti ... Dr. Alan Shapiro
Crispian Belfrage ... Charles Grimes
Amybeth McNulty ... Morgan Age 10
Jonathan Aris ... David Chance
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Storyline

Lee Weathers is a "risk-management specialist" for genetic-engineering company SynSect. She arrives at a rural site hosting its L-9 project, an artificial being with nanotechnology-infused synthetic DNA named Morgan. The "hybrid biological organism with the capacity for autonomous decision making and sophisticated emotional responses" is smarter than humans and matures quickly, walking and talking within a month and physically a teenager despite being five years old..

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Don't let it out


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

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Luke Scott's feature directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

The cars which have New York license plates do not have the registration sticker or the inspection stickers on the windshields. This is a DMV violation in New York State. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Kathy Grieff: [enters the holding cell] Hi, darling. It's me. I thought we'd have lunch together today. Oh, angel, you look sad. You know, it's a very, very natural thing. It's actually a very human thing to feel sad. But emotions aren't bad.
Dr. Kathy Grieff: I'm sorry, baby. I'm still trying to get them to change their mind and let you out for a little bit.
Dr. Kathy Grieff: [Morgan suddenly lunges at her and begins stabbing her] No! Get off! No! Oh, god!
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Sea of Trees/Morgan (2016) See more »

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Very Cruel
Written by Channy Leaneagh (as Channy Moon Leaneagh) and Ryan Olson
Performed by Poliça
Courtesy of Mom + Pop Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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An Entertaining Movie, Though It Feels Very Familiar
4 September 2016 | by NDbportmanfanSee all my reviews

Morgan is about a risk management consultant having to decide whether or not the current artificial intelligence project should continue or be terminated. Lee Weathers shadows the scientists to see how they work with Morgan and her responses in preparation for the real psychic-evaluation the next day.

I felt the story to be compelling with some minor plot holes that I chose to ignore as the overall experience was worth it. I enjoyed all of the characters and their personal relationships with Morgan as they really presented the family vibe. The pacing was good as it had plenty of time to introduce the characters and make them relatable to the audience. The movie is set at a slower pace so don't expect a lot of action or real horror elements which were kind of advertised.

The movie features Anya Taylor-Joy as Morgan who really owns the role. I really believe the way she is going she will become a house hold name before too long. She reminds me of a younger Jennifer Lawrence but with better range as an actress. Kate Mara also shines as the lead character which is nice to see after the fail of a movie that was the Fantastic Four.

I would rate this a little higher if it were more original but sadly it is too much of a reminder of Blade Runner, and more recently Ex Machina. The latter two created an environment so unique to the sub genre while Morgan just feels like a rehash.

Morgan is still a good movie and worth a watch, but don't expect them to rewrite the book. Also it is a good movie to get everyone excited for Blade Runner sequel in 2017 if anything else.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,012,709, 4 September 2016

Gross USA:

$3,915,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,809,407
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2.35 : 1
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