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London, in the near future. Britain is locked in a Cold war with China. Deep in a secret government base, leading scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) is employed by the government to create a game-changing weapon, an ultimate android killing machine. Aided by artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz), Vincent creates the first fully conscious android, but at his moment of success he finds himself fighting for his life, as he uncovers the MoD's true sinister intentions for his creation. Get ready for dark thrills in this non-stop sci-fi epic, packed with edge of your seat plot twists.
I saw this at Raindance festival last year and it is awesome! Kind of expected a British independent film but it has the feel of a big hollywood epic. And the special effects are out of this world. The comparisons to Blade Runner and Moon are definitely justified. Caity Lotz is brilliant as the machine-she has this way of moving and speaking in a way that is incredibly mesmerising: robotic and fluid at the same time (her choreography is brilliant). Anyway a must see!
I love this movie!!!
Brilliant…. Sci-fi Fans you will love this. Cast is fantastic, story is awesome filming and production amazing and the music is just perfect. all in all a brilliant movie.
Would love to see a sequel
I really enjoyed the movie and can see where the blade runner comparisons are coming from. The soundtrack was especially cool.
To my surprise, my girlfriend really liked it too which is saying something because she normally hates sci-fi (she thinks the empire strikes back is boring!)
I think she was a bit worried by the hot actress/cyborg look of the trailer but I guess that's just what sells movies. As it turned out, the reason for the machine to look the way that she/it (depends on your point view) does makes perfect sense in the context of the story.
I thought the acting was good, especially Toby Stephens who seems to be having a bit of a renaissance in his career. Black Sails baby!
My only gripe is that it would have been cool to see a bit more of the ongoing war between the Western alliance and the Chinese, but I guess that's where a larger budget would have come in handy.
I'd love to see the film do well because I think with a bigger budget there could be a really awesome sequel that explores the singularity and it's implications for peace and war on a far greater scale.
I would definitely recommend the film and if you have a partner that normally hates sci-fi, get her/him (or IT if you're reading this in 30 years) to watch it too!