Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Machine DVD and Blu-ray Short Review

4 stars for this stylish British sci-fi film.maccover
The Machine is written and directed by Caradog W. James (Little White lies) and is set in Britain in the near future.
With Britain still gripped by recession and caught up in a cold war with China, tensions are running high and the Ministry Of Defence are looking to create artificial life. What they want are humanoid robots which are intelligent enough to not only fight, but also help out in negotiations and peace-keeping missions and to understand which is appropriate.
macprotoAs the film opens we see our lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens - Die Another Day, Severance) with his latest creation, another war veteran who has been fixed using an artificial brain.
However, the technology is still unstable and results are decidedly disappointing (especially for those who die during the subsequent rampage). Forced to look further afield for help, he finally meets and teams up with Ava (Caity Lotz - The Pact, Battle Of The Year), a beautiful and brilliant young American scientist, whose research provides the missing piece of the puzzle. Vincent is desperately trying to advance the project so that he can give his seriously ill daughter a better chance at life and sees Ava as the perfect tool to accomplish this.
Read the rest of our review over at Road Rash Reviews

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