Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MORGAN

Morgan Movie Review

A genetic-engineering company sends in a risk-assessment employee (Kate Mara, 24) to evaluate their latest creation, human hybrid Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy, Split), who, at five years old, has physically developed about five times fast than humans and has surpassed them in intelligence...and she has quite a temper to boot. After stabbing the eye out of Dr. Kathy Grieff (Jennifer Jason Leigh of Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and killing a psychologist (Paul Giamatti, Lady In The Water), it is decided Morgan must be destroyed, but that's easier said than done.

A bit of foreshadowing?

This is a slick sci-fi/horror film that hooks the audience with a cool premise and delivers on the action. The acting is pretty good in this movie, especially Taylor-Joy as the title character and Giamatti in his limited role. The directing leaves a little to be desired, but it works, and the story moves along at a nice pace, though it is a bit slow coming out of the gate. The film skips the typical argument of whether this type of science should be done, thus saving the audience from cliches we expect. The plot is a bit thin, so it will never be considered a classic in the genre, but it gets the job done. There is a twist ending that is effective--I didn't see it coming, but in a true rarity, my girlfriend did. Morgan is one of those films I didn't have great expectations for, but it was better than I thought it would be. 

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7


Morgan Movie Trailer

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