2 movies on this boring Saturday; ‘Ex-Machina’ and ‘The Human Centipede 3’ (2015)


What a boring Saturday. Nothing to do, and the best thing is to stay at home and watch movies without spending a single cent outdoor. I think I have been spending quite a lot recently, in the time when I actually need to save more for my upcoming Master study at oversea. So, there isn’t any other option besides than just staying at home, sleep, surf internet and watch movies. There are two movies in my list today: ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘The Human Centipede 3’. Now, here comes a quick movie review for these two:

‘Ex Machina’ is a science fiction thriller film that revolves on a young programmer whom is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. He stayed for a week in his secretive employer’s secluded home and is tasked to interact and test the female A.I. (human-robot). He later has an affection to the A.I. and discovered the secrets behind his employer, the house maid, and the female A.I. in the house. Seeing the positive reviews the film received, I’m persuaded to watch it. And it is indeed quite a good movie.

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There isn’t any actions or intense moments in the film, but it still manages to pull my attention into the story. The plot is engaging. It’s not about actions. It’s about the idea. The movie is all of only dialogues (of 2 persons, a robot and a non-speaking maid), beautiful scenery, a very contemporary house, and quiet moments. I thought I would be bored, but I wasn’t. The ending is also rather surprising and is a good one. The main casts; Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac were good in their respective roles. A great point of this movie is that it actually analyses and tackles the idea of artificial intelligence which we in reality should be thinking of too. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Ex Machina’ a total of 7.3.

Next up, is a disgusting and disturbing movie. ‘The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence’. It is a body horror film and is the last of the three films of the same name in its franchise. It’s about humans being surgically operated to make them appears to be like a centipede by attaching them together, forcing them to crawl and share the same digestive system. Eww…explaining it already makes me feel uncomfortable. This is a sick franchise, but some people do like these kind of insane movies. We’re bored of typical horror already, and this would certainly puts everything else to shame.

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The first one is wonderfully creepy. The second film is more terrific and unpleasant. Well, it achieved what it needs to in this kind of very controversial (banned) subject. Before this third film’s release, they said it’s going to be much crazier and it will involve a centipede of 500 people, not 3 or 10 in its predecessor films. So, I’m a bit excited to see how it goes to that level of madness. After I watched it, it was bad. It does not have the ‘creepiness’ and ‘unpleasantness’ that the first two films achieved. It is just loaded with many shouting by the main cast (Dieter Laser whom is also the villainous doctor in the first film). The fat bad guy in the second film (Laurence R. Harvey) also returns on this third film. It’s good to see both of them here, but both of them aren’t scary at all. Dieter is just noisy and Laurence is just meaningless. The story is bad. The atmosphere is bad. This third film is like a parody, almost being a comedy rather than a horror. Well, there are also some bloody disgusting scenes, but very little eventhough the 500 prisoner centipede is actually here. There is also a new human caterpillar formation (opps…a bit of spoiler). But in the end, nothing works from this final film. A failed conclusion to this disgustingly good franchise. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence’ a total of 5.7.

(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

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