Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Automata (2014) Review

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Ever since Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Oddessy movie fans and the genre of self aware artificial intelligence in science fiction is hard not to watch. Automata starring Antonio Banderas as an insurance adjuster for a giant corporation that makes robots brings an interesting skew in a commonly told story.

Automata is combination of I, Robot meets District 9 in that it takes place in a fictional future earth with a class not being recognized for their work. Banderas doesn't let anyone down with his performances so his acting is great in this film. Also, it's nice when actors play roles different from what they are known for as his character, Jack is an expecting father looking for a better life.

The film has some action sequences and gun play in it but Jack is more victim in this film and doesn't take part in it. The visuals by director Gabe Ibanez are well done and the effects of the robots are very believable with it's combination of animatronics and some CG. Automata is good enough for a sit through while it is streaming on +Netflix . It is rated 'R' for violence and some sexually suggestive scenes.