‘Morgan’ explores artificial intelligence

Published: Fri, September 2, 2016 @ 12:05 a.m. By Sandy Cohen AP Entertainment Writer Even if you guess the twist in “Morgan” early on, the title character is still an interesting one. Played by relative newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy, Morgan is enigmatic and otherworldly, at once childlike and wise. She’s also an expensive, top-secret experiment, and she appears to be malfunctioning. This debut feature from Luke Scott – produced by his Oscar-nominated dad, Ridley Scott – is a sci-fi tale about artificial intelligence. Morgan is a bioengineered being made from synthetic DNA, a lab-grown creature that looks like a delicate teenage girl. Movies have long been interested in genetically or mechanically enhanced humanoids, whether as killers (“The Terminator”) or companions (”Her,” “Ex-Machina”). Morgan is something in between. With whitened eyebrows and…


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