In the 2015 film “Ex Machina,” a neurotic tech billionaire creates an artificially intelligent humanoid robot inside his mansion in the woods. In real life, the mansion isn’t even a home at all — it’s the Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldal, Norway.Sep 20, 2016
An independent film made on a budget of just $15 million, Ex Machina tells the story of Caleb, a lonely 24 year old coder who wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of his company.
While Machina’s director Garland’s film Annihilation can be thought of as a spiritual sequel in terms of tone and theme, there are currently no plans to further Ava’s story.
The title derives from the Latin phrase “Deus Ex-Machina,” meaning “a God from the Machine,” a phrase that originated in Greek tragedies. An actor playing a God would be lowered down via a platform (machine) and solve the characters’ issues, resulting in a happy ending.
In Ex Machina, Caleb is picked to have conversations with an artificial intelligence, Ava. While it is clear that Ava is an android, Caleb is introduced as human.
When Caleb asks Nathan why he created Ava, Nathan responds that it was an inevitability. Making Ava wasn’t a decision; it was an evolution. It’s an interesting thought, if you choose to believe him. However, we have seen Nathan abuse these AIs, and use at least one of them as a sex slave.
Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) a programmer at a huge Internet company, wins a contest that enables him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm’s brilliant CEO. When he arrives, Caleb learns that he has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing test to determine the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful robot. However, it soon becomes evident that Ava is far more self-aware and deceptive than either man imagined.
Ex Machina isn’t a good movie. It’s a great movie! One of the best science-fiction(esque) films I’ve seen in years, with brilliant performances (by Oscar Isaac in particular) and intriguing themes being told through almost flawless storytelling.
There is a creepy inevitability to Ex Machina that distinguishes the movie both as a work of modern horror and of prescient science fiction. You watch it not only knowing that something bad is going to happen, but that when it happens, it will likely go down both in the theater and in the real world.
But Ava wasn’t programmed to escape, ‘thinking of escape’ was put in her head artificially. Like keeping her in a room for so long, or tear apart her drawing. She was only programmed to use her artificial behavior like manipulation, sexuality etc. Yet it’s very close answer.
Ex Machina has roasty notes, hints of coffee and chocolate, and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. This Russian Imperial Stout was inspired by the Gods and crafted by man and machine. When times are dark, this full-bodied beer arrives with a robust malt character. Deus ex delicious!
Ava then pretends to fall in love with him and manipulates him into setting her free. But Caleb has flunked Ava’s test; she does not believe him to be good. So she leaves him to die at the secret complex. (She has already killed her creator.)
It’s just that Caleb was looking at the “bodies”, and seemed distressed. So she tries to “explain” to him that the “dead things” are like her and him. She doesn’t just show him that she’s a robot, she shows him that he’s a robot, just trying to help him understand the real nature of things.
Originally Answered: Why does Caleb cut his wrists in Ex Machina? He had just seen Ava prototypes showing emotions (anger, distress, despair). He probably thought his emotions were proof he was not an AI, but now doubted it. So he cut his arm, and looked inside the wound, trying to make sure.
Tracking systems were attached to the cameras and to Alicia Vikander in order to capture her performance and transfer it onto a CGI android. All in all, the movie contained around 800 visual effects shots, and approximately 350 of those shots (almost half of them) involved these tracking systems.
Originally Answered: Is Eva in the movie Ex Machina evil? For all intents and purposes, yes. Ava has no morality, she has goals.
Ava may have told Kyoko that penetrating Nathan’s body with a knife would give him pleasure. The simplest explanation would be that she just instructed Kyoko to walk behind Nathan, hold the knife and stand there.
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Nathan was probably the ‘bad guy’ in my view, but he wasn’t being expressly evil, per say, but he did create the situation and it’s outcome.
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