If M. Night Shyamalan were still making successful pictures and a major studio were to ask him to create a modernized Frankenstein story, this would be it. It's not often that a movie with this subject matter (the quest and consequences of artificial intelligence) is made for grown-ups.
At the same time, it's kind of a modern-day "Sleuth," with lots of twists and turns. Some you may see coming, some you won't.
Even though I don't typically like to see Domhnall Gleeson on the big screen, watching this movie changed my mind. His on-screen acting, just like his American accent, grew on me. I considered other actors I might have enjoyed in his role, but he's actually perfect.
The "mad doctor" in this Frankenstein allegory is portrayed superbly by Oscar Isaac. American audiences aren't too familiar with him yet but they will be soon; he's going to be in the Star Wars sequels as well as the next X-Men sequel.
I can honestly say this was the most aroused I've ever found myself for a robot. Except maybe for "Hymie" in the old Get Smart series. It's a very sex-bot lark--something for everyone and all tastes.
I think you should go see this. It's unique and intelligent (and fun).
(Loudinni specializes in movie reviews that can be read in under a minute and don't reveal too much of the plot.)
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