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Movie Review: Morgan (2016)

Morgan (dir. Luke Scott, 2016) – An artificially-created humanoid lashes out on its creator, sparking off an investigation at the secluded research facility.

Verdict

Initial intrigue falls away as Morgan trades moral conundrums for derivative action.

2/5

Review

Morgan (Anya Taylor Joy), a bio-engineered child, blinds Dr Kathy Grieff (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in a sudden vicious attack. Sent to investigate the unprovoked act of violence, risk consultant Lee Weathers (Kate Mara) arrives with psychiatrist Dr. Alan Shapiro (Paul Giamatti) at the remote research facility to determine Morgan’s viability – and fate.

An inanimate object may be disposable but a life is not, which makes creation a dangerous game. With his directorial debut, Luke Scott echoes the fascinating themes of his father’s sci-fi masterwork that in turn, takes cue from Greek legend Prometheus.

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