A new clip from Ex Machina introduces us to Ava… but can Domhnall Gleeson distinguish between A.I. and actual intelligence?
It’s one of our most highly-anticipated sci-fi films of 2015… and ‘Ex Machina’ has just released a new clip which introduces Caleb (played by Domhnall Gleeson) to the beauty that is Ava. But will Caleb be able to do his job and assess quite how intelligent she actually is?
It looks as though his judgement may become a little clouded…
This cool new clip shows us what happens when Caleb is introduced to his robotic counterpart… and after winning the trip of a lifetime to stay with his boss (played by Oscar Isaac) it looks as though there’s a far more complex reason that he’s there.
It sounds like a fascinating concept for a film… and as Caleb is forced to perform an extended Turing test on the lovely Ava, it looks as though he may genuinely begin to form a bond with the machine.
But will their unlikely friendship cloud Caleb’s judgement? Especially when he learns what will happen to her after the test is complete?
Aside from the fascinating premise, Ex Machina also puts two of the upcoming Star Wars VII actors on screen together… and it’s perhaps a first glimpse at how they might perform together in the galaxy far, far away.
Of course, the subject matter couldn’t be more different. But I get the feeling that Ex Machina is going to blow audiences away. And I certainly can’t wait to see what happens when Caleb gets more emotionally invested in the machine.
And let’s not forget those stunning special effects as Ava wanders effortlessly around her home. It’s a real eye opener… and the transparent bodyparts and inner workings remind us that we’re not dealing with a human being.
But will Caleb remember this as his friend becomes more and more human?
Ex Machina heads to cinemas on 23 January 2015.
What do you think of this cool new Ex Machina trailer? Are you looking forward to this independent British sci-fi film? Let us know what you think in the comments below…