Generic, predictable, devoid of any heart and soul - much like Morgan, I suppose. The movie boasts a surprisingly bad makeup job, underwritten token characters, underused talent (when it was present), bland aesthetic, and a soundtrack that must have come from a free archive library. My only question was how does a test-tube baby know martial arts and firearms when they're not taught? Beyond boring.
OK sci-fi thriller with stellar production values and a well rounded ensamble of actors. While there are many opportunities for this movie to take some interesting turns the director seems to settle for conventional thriller tropes that could only surprise the most clueless viewer. Despite the shallow and obvious plotting the movie is well made and entertains more than it should.
I just REALLY liked the tense interaction amongst all the characters. Normally the naivete of scientists in movies would be distracting/annoying but it was almost as if the scientists were part of a jim jones-ish cult with their petrie dish standing in for kool aide!
Yet another case where allegedly intelligent scientists decide to let a man-made creature live and roam the earth despite the obvious danger it brings. While Morgan does echo the themes of troubled outsiders at odds to lose with the world, it doesn't bring the genre to the commendable, subversive bar set by the likes of Ex Machina. Its pace is sluggish, its tone is flat, and its direction is far too obvious.
Silly sci-fi tale that brings to mind far better films as well as some equally dumb ones. The film would be almost worthless if not for committed performances by Kate Mara and Anya Taylor-Joy, and a final twist that makes some of the previous plot points almost bearable.
It's just my biased taste. I don't like thrillers. They seem predictable and boring. The rhythm, atmosphere, the "surprises" always seem to condition and funnel the plot, and it's boring and narrowing. This idea felt like it had potential to be explored in a different setting. Thrillers, to me, seem to spoil good ideas. Good acting.
"Morgan's" slow-paced first act positions the film as a cross between "Ex Machina" and "Species." But by the time supporting characters started dropping faster than a giallo, and incoherent, sub-"Bourne" fight scenes were set to hyper electronic music, I realized I was trapped on an airplane watching the lamest episode of "Black Mirror" ever. Viewers would be wise to seek out the overlooked "Splice" instead.
In the wake of a violent incident at a research facility for artificial humans, the parent company sends a consultant to determine if termination is in order. Anya Taylor-Joy confirms her potential as Morgan, a lab-grown hominid that the team has grown attached to. Much like its titular character, MORGAN has a promising start before it snaps under a bevy of baffling decisions.