a few weeks (well months) I saw the motion picture “Ex Machina” with a good friend in Munich. I thought the story was interesting and that it wouldn’t be a ‘mainstream’ movie. Well, I wasn’t put down by the performance and change of things.
I watched it in English with German subtitles, my first time doing so in a cinema, well a-ma-zing! Check out your independent/alternative cinemas in your region, they have amazing movies most times! I watched Boyhood in one of those cinemas, too, on which I’ve done a review in the past.
Boyhood (my review here)
“CALEB SMITH (DOMHNALL GLEESON), A PROGRAMMER AT AN INTERNET-SEARCH GIANT, WINS A COMPETITION TO SPEND A WEEK AT THE PRIVATE MOUNTAIN ESTATE OF THE COMPANY’S BRILLIANT AND RECLUSIVE CEO, NATHAN BATEMAN (OSCAR ISAAC).
UPON HIS ARRIVAL, CALEB LEARNS THAT NATHAN HAS CHOSEN HIM TO BE THE HUMAN COMPONENT IN A TURING TEST-CHARGING HIM WITH EVALUATING THE CAPABILITIES, AND ULTIMATELY THE CONSCIOUSNESS, OF NATHAN’S LATEST EXPERIMENT IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.
THAT EXPERIMENT IS AVA (ALICIA VIKANDER), A BREATHTAKING A.I. WHOSE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROVES MORE SOPHISTICATED — AND MORE DECEPTIVE — THAN THE TWO MEN COULD HAVE IMAGINED.”
– from the official site *click*
I thought that the movie had amazing cations of nature (don’t laugh, it’s true!) the colors were very vibrant and fresh. As the movie is very futuristic it also contains much electricity, clear lines and white tones. I couldn’t compare the world in the movie to my world, how I am living, but it is a interesting idea of someone imagining the future. Besides the futuristic parts, there were also really greatly thought-out parts about love, about humans and much more. I liked that it was focussed about the technology but wasn’t expanded into a level I and most people cannot understand. The guy was put into a completely new world and it was interesting to see how he changed and what actions he took. In addition to that, this movie is not predictable at all, you think you know how it ends, but for me it was a really good turn, well thought out and left you thinking about it for many more hours! I can only recommend you to watch it, do let me know what you think of it.
What are your favorite ‘underrated/not mainstream’ movies?