Review: 'Ex Machina' intelligently explores feminism in a sci-fi setting

April 23, 2015 1:15 AM

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Review: 'Ex Machina' intelligently explores feminism in a sci-fi setting

Alex Garland's Ex Machina is a fascinating addition to the sci-fi trend of science feminism, in which concepts of womanhood in patriarchal culture are explored far deeper than Ripley battling aliens in her underwear.

Ex Machina joins Her and Under the Skin in viewing women as strangers in a strange land, created by technology or sent from the stars and craftier, more in control than men believe or want. Sci-fem women evolve from products of how men view them — sexuality is a key component — and fantasy becomes t...

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