Morgan: Artificial Intelligence That’s Not As Smart As It Thinks It Is

Thanks to Morgan, we know what bedtime stories Ridley Scott told his son. Luke Scott, the sci-fi filmmaker’s youngest son, makes his directorial debut with this frosty sci-fi flick about his pop’s two obsessions: artificial intelligence and dysfunctional coworkers. The result is this movie about a cold-blooded risk management drone (Kate Mara) sent to an isolated lab to decide whether to terminate the team’s passion project, a young human-robot hybrid (Anya Taylor-Joy of The Witch) raging through her terrible teens. If made by anyone else, Morgan would feel like a weak homage to Blade Runner and Alien. But with Pops signed on as a producer, it’s more the passing of a torch that’s already burned out. We’ve been fretting over machine-man morality for so long that even Ridley’s 2012 Prometheus…


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