Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) a programmer at a huge Internet search engine company, wins a contest to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his employer’s brilliant CEO. Upon arrival, Caleb learns that he is to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful and extraordinarily self-aware robot. Caleb soon develops feelings for Ava and is ultimately forced to choose between creator and creation.
It is the not-so-distant future where artificial intelligence appears as real as you or me. Join us as we discuss Ex Machina, the directorial debut of Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine), and the power of small films with really big ideas. Listen, as Johnny Has the Keys takes you to the estate of a billionaire genius, where under the surface of tangible miracles there lies a disturbing truth.
- Original trailer
- Deus ex machina (phrase)
- Alex Garland
- The Cast
- The Tempest
- Prometheus (Greek Mythology)
- Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
- Star Trek: Requiem for Methuselah
- Deus Ex Machina (short story by Matheson)
- The Haunting of Hill House (novel)
- Westworld (2016)
- Blade Runner
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