Human meets AI. Human falls in love. It's the same old New Age story, though a bit more empathic than Ex Machina, and a bit more savage, too. Also more detective fiction than futuristic sci-fi action.
It feels a bit like Blade Runner, with a girl like Motoko from Ghost In The Shell, and a man the embodiment of her power... sort of.
Dystopian soundtrack, cyberpunk zone, not that much violence, heavy dialog... it's atmospheric more so than violent, this one. It's also not the brightest, not the happiest, and not one I'm sure I'll watch again, but if I do and like it as much as I did this time I just might give it a five then.
Travis Fimmel's God speech went a little overboard maybe, but everything else is great here. The main characters played by Guy Pearce and Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz were masterful. Olwen Fouéré was like a female Anthony Hopkins too. Powerful characters all around.
And I really like that girl in particular.
Ironic both David and his employer lose their girls... and replace them with synthetics.
Cure for a lonely world indeed.
rated 4.5/5: almost awesome