Inspiring and nuanced.
Superb visuals, amazing atmosphere.
But alas, thoroughly lacking in what makes great films so distinct from the rest, that je ne sais quoi possessed by other, more sophisticated stories such as Blade Runner or Brazil.
This has made Ex Machina rather lacking, especially considering the technological and social context it’s in – where are the Elon Musks, Sam Altmans, Paul Grahams, Larry Pages, Sergey Brins, and Demis Hassabises of the world in this film? Instead, we get Nathan, a poor…