• Andrew Tuck


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The Plot:

Morgan is a bioengineered child who began walking and talking after one month of existence, exceeding the wildest expectations of her creators. When Morgan attacks one of her handlers, a corporate troubleshooter visits the remote, top-secret facility where she's kept to assess the risks of keeping her alive. When the girl breaks free and starts running amok, the staff members find themselves in a dangerous lockdown with an unpredictable and violent synthetic human.

Courtesy: 20th Century Fox

The Verdict:

Where do I start? Well let me start with, I was very confused about the purpose of this movie.

The movie is centered around an investigation into an incident that happened at a remote research and testing facility located in a dense forest off the map. The facility was built to house the research into biomodification to create a humanoid being for an end purpose. That purpose being unknown until the end of the movie.

After many failed attempts at trying to create the humanoid, they finally had a breakthrough. They called it Morgan, played by Anya Taylor-Joy. The research team acted like Morgan's family, showering her with love and praise as if she were their own child. But what they didn't expect was the fast tracked body growth. So at the age of 5 years old she was the size of a teenager. Her mental knowledge was far superior than any humans but she lacked true emotions. She knew the right type of response for a situation but she couldn't express her feeling for happiness or love.

One day an incident happens where Morgan lashes out at a female employee stabbing her multiple times in the eye. All in response to no longer being able to explore the outside world and having to be locked up in a glass and concrete box like the experiment she is.

Following the incident Corporate sent out a Risk Assessment officer, Lee Weathers played by Kate Mara. She is a cold and at times unemotional person. Her task was to assess the asset, Morgan, and determine if the asset should remain active or be terminated.

The movie starts to take a turn from there. Through many twists and turns as the movie comes to its climax, it left me wondering, why were they doing these experiments? Was this the first time they had had success? Why is Lee Weathers so cold and emotionless?

So in the end was the true purpose of this movie to act as the start of a new franchise or is it just a stand alone movie that offered nothing but confusion to the viewer.

I feel this movie was to confusing and not really full of any type of substance. It was a movie for movies sake.


2 out of 5 Choc Tops


Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Directed by:

Luke Scott

#2016 #20thCenturyFox #Mystery #ScienceFiction

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