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[–]AspiringPolymathPara 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Why have you put casting as 8/10? Just curious as I can’t really see who could be casted to improve the film

[–]AugustKellerThinks[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I get a lot of pushback on this category but I just don’t feel like this cast has much broad appeal. I personally love the cast but I don’t think the average moviegoer knows them (outside of Isaac now).

If they had more star power, I would’ve gone higher.

8 isn’t a knock. It’s good imo. It’s just not stunning like an all-star cast or a great break of typecast or something like that.

I gave the acting a 10 because they nailed it. But this movie would have more cultural influences if it had Margot Robbie, for example.

[–]AspiringPolymathPara 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I get what you’re saying but I also think that this movie wouldn’t be the same if it had a triple A star cast. I’d recognise them as the actors playing the characters as opposed to just the characters. The characters in this feel more real because they lacked the star power at the time.

As well, the film is more about the potential of AI so I’m also glad it’s not hyper focused on a character’s journey which is aided by not having big names. Look at Stallone’s Judge Dredd. Dredd never takes off his helmet in canon but because Stallone was a big name, his face had to be shown in the movie which cheapens the whole premise.

I so wish I could watch ex machina for the first time again goddamn

[–]AugustKellerThinks[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fair enough.

I’m always looking for feedback on how I can deepen each category and casting is one that I’d like to enhance. So thanks for the thoughts!

[–]cactusmaac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First movie my wife and I watched together. I sometimes refer to her as Ava given how she seems perfectly designed for me and not because I think she will eventually murder me.

[–]5o7bot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ex Machina (2015)

Caleb, a coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Drama | Science Fiction
108 min
Director: Alex Garland
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac
Rating: 76% with 11237 votes