“Morgan” should’ve been way better than it was. So, what went wrong? Director Luke Scott proves that directing talent is strong in his family. It’s just that the script comes at the tail end of a series of far better movies about AI, artificial life and other Hard Science Fiction concepts. Where “Morgan” fails is in its ability to make us care about the titular character. The focus of the film often falls back on Kate Mara’s character, which seems to be a misstep. Simply put, she’s a corporate risk management analyst. It’s about as exciting as it sounds.
The flashbacks and pertinent information blocks involving Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti border on derailing the film with absolute interest. Fear not, as the film forces Kate Mara’s storyline to the forefront to derail any further progress. The end result of this mess is a wonderful film hidden behind the scaffolding of been there and done that. If you ever hear someone call a movie, a true Labor Day release…this is the kind of flick they are highlighting. Pick it up, if you’re curious.
- Deleted Scenes
- LOOM short film
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 7.1 master audio track