FIRST-TIME director Luke Scott proves that he has the chops to fill the shoes of his renowned father, Ridley Scott.
For me, Morgan really came out of nowhere and I was initially quite sceptical when I first saw the trailer. But after sitting through it, I have to say that Morgan is a very entertaining movie.
If you love sci-fi thrillers, this should be right up your alley, as it delves into human evolution and bio-engineering with synthetic DNA.
In a secluded laboratory, a group of scientists has created Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy), a synthetic who not only looks like a normal girl but also displays an emotional capacity not normal for synthetics.
After a terrifying accident involving Morgan, corporate troubleshooter Lee Weathers (Kate Mara) is sent to investigate and evaluate the incident. She begins to unravel what caused the accident and to figure out the best course of action.
Of course, things get a little more complicated.
For a movie that is just 92 minutes long, I really liked the pacing as it didn’t feel too rushed, and everything played out nicely.
The first half of the movie is tense, but mostly filled with dialogue, whereas the action takes place closer to its ending.
Speaking of the ending, I also liked how things played out.
Another great thing about the cast is that it is made up of a good balance of veterans and newcomers, both of whom play their roles perfectly.
My only gripe is that two members of the cast, Michelle Yeoh and Paul Giamatti, are on screen for mere minutes.
Yeoh’s character should have had more screen time, as she was one of the chief scientists who worked on bringing Morgan to life.
At the end of the day though, I thoroughly enjoyed Morgan. If you’re a fan of sci-fi and thrillers, you should definitely watch this movie.