(This review may contain spoilers).
I was immediately intrigued when I saw this film advertised on the side of one of the buses and more so when I saw the film advert. So I actually saw this on the first day it came out at the cinema where I live.
I felt the plot of this film was really intriguing, though there were some things hinted at in the advert that I picked up on. I had some mixed feelings about Ava as a character. I could empathise with her a lot, but there were certain times I found myself unable to follow her logic… which I suppose would be normal for an A.I.
I found Caleb quite an interesting character, but I felt that he was a blank slate for a lot of the film. He doesn’t really interact with anyone until he arrives at Nathan’s home and it was a little disappointing not to learn much about him until quite a way into the film.
I did find Caleb’s and Ava’s interactions to be quite interesting. I also thought that the way Ava was built worked really well. It was a really good idea to show her as part robot and part person.
I also thought it was really good to see how Nathan had created Ava, even if I didn’t really understand a lot of the explanation. There weren’t many characters in this film, which I felt helped it quite a lot and kept the plot more focused on the main characters.
There were some things that I would have liked to see explored more, but there were also some really gory scenes in this film. Some parts were quite disturbing, but on the whole, I felt this was a really intriguing idea that was executed remarkably well. I’d probably watch this film again at some point in the future.