Mad scientist (Oscar Isaac) creates sexy female robot (Alicia Vikander). Young techie (Brendan Gleeson) gets embroiled in the beta-testing. Whereupon unplanned-for events take place. What separates British writer-director Alex (28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go) Garland’s sci-fi-with-skin melodrama from an ordinary lab-fiasco horror flick of the 1960s is Garland’s low-key approach to a sensational subject – that, and the 21st-century special effects and art direction. Otherwise it’s a fake-smart movie decked out for immediate impact, and not much more (110 min.).
Director: Shinji Aramaki
Writer: Masamune Shirow
Producer: Terence Chang
Cast: Ai Kobayashi, JÃ»rÃ´ta Kosugi, Rica Fukami, Kara Greenberg, Takaya Hashi, Rei Igarashi, Yasuyuki Kase, YÃ»ji Kishi, Kong Kuwata and Miyuki Sawashiro