Lee Weathers (Kate Mara) is a corporate risk management consultant tasked with the decision of terminating or continuing the Morgan project. Morgan is an A.I. that may have gone off the rails.
Luke Scott directs a pretty good, under the radar A.I. flick. It doesn’t turn the genre on its ear like Ex Machina, but it is solid in its simplicity. The action is immersive and captivating, while the visuals as a whole are stunning. There are some beautiful fight scenes that you can’t take your eyes off of.
Kate Mara and Anya Taylor-Joy are spectacular in the film. Mara plays it very one note, but that works so well into her character. As a corporate figure that’s how Lee should’ve been portrayed. Taylor-Joy is just superb. Her performance is chilling, cold, and emotional at the same time. She brings such a moral compass to a character that shouldn’t feel in a way that a human does. She’s coming off that stellar performance in The Witch earlier this year. To follow that up with this really sophisticated performance can make her a Hollywood star. Rose Leslie has a prominent role here as well and is solid. She probably is the one who feels the most for Morgan and you see that relationship play out.
There’s no real glaring negatives here. The directing is great, the acting is top notch and the story is simple for this genre. Once you sit down and watch this movie, you’ll find yourself pretty entertained I’d say. Kate Mara handles herself as a strong leader, and towards the end an absolute bad ass. She should be the center piece of a new action franchise at this point. If you had little to no expectations for Morgan I think you’ll enjoy it throughout. I sure did.