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I'ven seen this movie before, it was great. The story, graphics, everything about it is delightful. A 33% from these "top critics" shows they have fallen out of touch with what makes a good movie
Great film about AI, responsibility, and being.
CG/effects were amazingly well done. Plot was predictable. Didn't make you care about any of the characters. First movie I've seen in Castilian--they talk so fast!
Renowned robot maker Alex (Daniel Bruhl) is hired to create a robot boy, with the same playfulness of an actual child but with the danger level toned down, and he befriends the child of his two colleagues David and Lana (Alberto Ammann and Marta Etura), who proves herself to be an excellent, if not flawless, model for this robot. What can go wrong from here? A love trite-angle that a team of FOUR screenwriters said was a sensible inclusion. No, no, no. Despite this hackneyed trope's role in "developing" both plot and characters, it ultimately did not dampen the most affecting moments of the movie. Alex's character especially intrigued me, as such a heavily praised genius *SPOILERS* ends up being a monumental failure -- as an engineer, as a lover, and as a father. Kike Maillo's direction can be questionable at times, like following such a cluelessly intense opening with an hour and a half of nothing too crazy at all, and the writers missed out on great opportunities for establishing sub-themes in understanding the true nature of children. However, there are hardly any sub-plots, as Alex really is the central character in every scene; as a simple character study in a hardly compromised future, Eva succeeds.
watched it coz of Daniel BrÃ¼hl I guess and coz its Sci-fi. Story is you can pretty much stalk anyone and be OK in Spain.
it's one of the best HardSciFi of this decade. good regie, characters, scenes. It has a scent of sophistication and it's warm and snug.
The film opens with a scene of Eva's mother hanging from a cliff high in the mountains and falling down, followed by Eva running crying through the snow. "You can not program what you feel", it says on the movie poster. This review doesn't contain any spoilers, exactly, or at least not any more than which the film's creators gives away themselves. But, there you have it, you know exactly what will happen in the movie. The hint that this movie is about androids, which is anyway revealed after 2 minutes, gives away everything. I kept I was wrong the whole I watching, but in the end, I was right. The story follows exactly the plot line you would extrapolate from the opening scene and premise, and never deviates an inch. I thought maybe Eva is Alex daughter after all, which is hinted after 15 min, or so, but after a minute more we realize she is both that and the "hinted" identity.
This is too bad. No, its really sad, because this would have been a fantastic movie would this. I hope Hollywood makes a new version, and corrects these fatal flaws. The final "revelation", is what we have all know since the opening sequence.
Even so, this is actually a quite movie. Everything else, besides the obvious plot, is perfect. Production. Acting. Environment. Mood. Special effects. The creation of a society full of semi AI robots. The movie badly needed a rewrite before going into to production, and I am sure Hollywood, despite all its flaws, would have corrected it. Hollywood, at least Hollywood TV, have improved significantly the last few years. They would have made this much better. Look at Ex Machina, this would have been much "better". Still, please see it if you have time. It is after all, a quite ok Sci-Fi movie.
"Eva" feels like a cheaper version of "Ex Machina." Both are about AI and both feature a strong performance by at least one actor. In this case, that would be Daniel Bruhl who, in Spanish, delivers a heartfelt performance as an AI scientist on the verge of a breakthrough. Unfortunately, everything else about the film is haphazard, from his romance with his brother's wife, his relationship with Eva, his niece and possibly something more? It drags on, but Bruhl does manage to step up the drama, so it isn't a total waste of time.
Where does this movie come from?? Never heard of it but I looooved it! This is how sci-fi should be made!!! Darkly enchanting.
a great movie that blends Sci fi, drama and some humor into a nice story. the fact the ending brings weird feels makes the movie that much more enjoyable. the main actor does great at being the shy, off social guy that has returned after a decade to his home town to work. special note is the girl that plays Eva who helps him throughout most the movie and opens him up a bit. not gonna say much else but it is a good watch and despite it having an NR rating there isn't anything in here really that doesn't say for all. worth a check.