It’s hard for serious cinephiles to look forward to anything more than an Alex Garland film about A.I. that stars Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson.

But, in case you aren’t sold simply on the premise of Ex Machina, and the critical buzz of the last few weeks isn’t enough either, the movie would like to take a shot at freaking you out about the general threat of the existence of a true A.I.

Take a look above, and check all the quotes they could put together in order to make you very nervous about the subject.




Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. 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.



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