Starring: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie
Director: Luke Scott
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | 2016
Being a Sci-Fi thriller, I had put this film on my watch list because it seemed like an interesting idea. Morgan (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) is an artificially made human. She is five years old, but looks like a teenager, and is starting to have bad habits i.e. stabbing someone in the eye. Lee Weathers (played by Kate Mara) has been sent by the corporate office to investigate the incident and decide whether or not Morgan should be terminated.
The people that created and raised her are kind of like her family. Amy (Rose Leslie) is her best friend, and the other workers feel a close connection to the humanoid being. Toby James (remember him from Berberian Sound Studio?) is one of the lead scientists on the experiment, and truly wants to keep Morgan going to hopefully fix the problems that are becoming more and more evident as Morgan learns and grows.
A psychologist is brought in to test the psychological thinking of Morgan and decide if she is sound in mind or not. Let’s just say, the meeting doesn’t really go as planned.
For me, I felt like this movie was exciting, but it was missing something. Kate Mara was amazing, I love it when women kick ass in films. And I can totally see why corporate sent her to the house, thanks to the ending of it all.
I don’t have a whole lot more to say about the film. I didn’t hate watching it, and I liked the story itself. But as I mentioned before, something was missing. Just goes to show you what can happen if you mess with the science of making a human being. I’m still going to go with a “Liked It” for this film. It’s not the greatest thing I’ve ever seen, but worth watching if you’re a fan of sci-fi horror/thriller films. (3/5).
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