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USA  •    •  91m  •    •  Directed by: Matthew Leutwyler.  •  Starring: Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, David Clayton Rogers, Rainn Wilson.  •  Music by: Craig Richey.
        A technology reporter gets a week of exclusive access to the world's first perfect artificial intelligence. When the reporter begins a relationship with the scientist who created it, the A.I. begins to exhibit startling and unnerving emergent behavior.

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This is one of the most thought provoking movies I have ever watched. After watching it, it leaves you with a feeling that something isn't right, so many questions, you may have to watch it a few time to really see it's beautiful genius. And no offense to anyone else who wrote a review, but did you really watch the movie? It's a very well thought out script, everything said and shown is there for a reason. This movie is crafted to perfection. I've never written a review before, but having read all these other reviews I feel most people are missing the true beauty of this movie. Watch it again and really think about it, it is not a popcorn spoon fed movie, it's designed to make you think, make you question. That is it's genius.

SPOILER ALERT: Plot summery:

The movie seems to be about a Turning test, much like Ex Machina, Joy is brought in to write a report for a high tech magazine. Where she is introduced to Adam, she makes a Rainman joke at him, personally I thought this was really rude. What is with Joy why is she so unprofessional, anyway having talked with Adam for a few minutes David laughs OMG you didn't spot he is an AI, you an expert in the field couldn't tell he is an AI and her week long report starts, shown all the gadgets they have been working on, skin, bone, eye, etc. How David has been locked away from the world working on this project since he was 19, given unlimited funding and loves that he has been given the opportunity to contribute something truly amazing to humankind. He loves his work. As the movie progresses we get the sense all is not right with Adam, he does some quirky things for a machine, and Joy goes from being impressed with the technology to a growing dislike of Adam, but does start to fall in love with David. He's sweet kind and caring and she respects his vast intelligence. This is where the relationships between the characters really comes into play. On the last day Joy and David become sexual, and this really effects Adam. So much so that it results in a fight with David running away with Joy. Adam then knocks them out and they gain consciousness in the lab, David on the table and Joy tied to a chair. This is where Adam reveals that he is a real human and it is David that is the AI.

SPOILER ALERT: SPOILER ALERT: Watch the movie before reading this, but it will make you watch the movie again.

Most people in the reviews comment that the twist was so easy to spot, but I strongly disagree, it is there but did anyone else really see it? It's not like 6th Sense of oh he is a ghost, now all that other stuff makes sense, wow cool twist. The twist in this movie seems to say oh Adam is not really the AI it was David. Most people think this is sloppy, there were loads of clues. But this is the beauty of this movie and also explains the extra end scene of Joy in her flat. Why is she so shocked she is pregnant?

I'm not going to give away the twist, but will tell you after watching this movie carefully a few times, it is far more complex that it appears. I will however give you a clue. Rule 101 for any science is to not blindly believe anything you are told, look at the evidence. David laughs at Joy for not recognizing that Adam is an AI, they fooled her, and she spends a week writing her report. Only to be told no in fact they fooled her into believing Adam was an AI when in fact he is a human. You have to question what kind of expert in robotics can't tell if someone is machine or human for a whole week. Could anyone present a human as AI and they would pass the Turning test, it's like they have intelligence and emotion wouldn't be front page news for a tech magazine, yet she really believed Adam was an AI.

This is what really got me questioning this movie. If you think that Adam revealing he is not an AI is the twist ending you would be very much mistaken. The twist is revealed in Castle's office, it's subtle, but it is there. .


Review by Tanya Hazelden from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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