Automata Movie Review

Set in the future 2440, Automata, starring Antonio Banderas, brings a grit to the sci-fi genre similar to that of Elysium, District 9 and The Signal. Automata is very similar to iRobot in that it deals with robots, intelligence and the two laws. However, the overall tone of this film is much different. The world has been scorched by solar flairs killing 99.7% of humanity, leading to the necessity of a robotic workforce. The last vestiges of humanity life in a city surrounded by a radioactive wasteland. Banderas plays R.O.C. insurance agent Jacq Vaucan, a man who investigates cases of robots who violate their primarily laws against harming humans. What he discovers in his investigation promises will challenge everything he knows to be true. Yes, this has been done before, even in some of the films I have already mentioned but Automata does it well. Though not exceptional, Automata creates an interesting post apocalyptic noir sci-fi mash that is both intriguing and exciting to watch. It is good to see Antonio Banderas in a movie other than The Expendables 3. If you can handle watching a great looking, though somewhat predictable film, I would recommend Automata. I will most assuredly be keeping my eyes open to future projects from new director Gabe Ibanez, as his visual style and cinematography were very impressive. Have you seen Automata? Make sure to leave us your thoughts below!

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Bryce Cooley
I've been doing some form of ministry since 2000. For 13 years I was involved in the youth ministry at Cordova Neighborhood Church as everything from youth intern to youth pastor. God has led me and my lovely wife Bethany to Church of the Foothills where I currently reside as the Digital Publishing Coordinator. I'm excited to see where God leads my wife and I.