Film Review: Ex Machina

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I really wasn’t sure what to make from Ex Machina. I read a feature piece on it in a film magazine many, many months ago and was intrigued, keeping a wandering eye out for it’s arrival; but then, when I caught the trailer I was less than convinced. I came away with prejudgmental ideas of a film based in Science Fiction but with a little too much Fiction backed up with not enough Science.

And every time I saw the trailer, this idea of a film of over stretched plausibility grew and grew. But then, the reviews started coming out, people started declaring it brilliant, Mark Kermode made it his film of the week, and I questioned whether I’d totally misjudged it. I decided to give it a chance. Read more