M3GAN, the Blumhouse’s new horror film with James Wan in the production, hits Brazilian theaters next Thursday (19), promising to be extremely scary and receiving very positive first impressions in countries where it has already opened.
And while horror lovers anxiously await the release of this story about the realistic doll powered by artificial intelligence, a good option is to take advantage of other works with a similar theme. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of six films that feature rebellious AIs with violent instincts.
- Read too: M3GAN: actress talked to roboticists to make horror film
1. Ex_Machina: Artificial Instinct
Launched in 2014, Ex_Machina was written and directed by Alex Garland (Men and Extermination), with Oscar Isaac (Dune and Moon Knight), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) in the cast.
The story revolves around Caleb, a young programmer who is given the chance to help the brilliant and reclusive scientist Nathan Garrik in an experiment with Ava, an Artificial Intelligence with the body of a beautiful woman, in an isolated technological house in the middle of the forest. . However, the situation soon turns into a major psychological battle, exploring topics such as the nature of consciousness and emotions.
One of the Netflix releases in 2018 was Tau, with Malika Monroe (The Chain of Evil) taking on the role of Julia, a woman who awakens in a futuristic house only to discover she’s been captured by a sociopathic scientist performing a lethal experiment.
To survive this nightmare, she needs to overcome TAU, an AI with a battalion of drones and robots at her disposal, and responsible for running the house. Does Julia have the courage and resourcefulness necessary to overcome limits and conquer her freedom?
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
This one The 1968 classic directed by Stanley Kubrick was considered by many in the film industry to be one of the greatest films ever made. featuring a plot way ahead of its time and one of the first depictions of an Artificial Intelligence with violent tendencies.
After the discovery of a strange black monolith buried under the lunar surface, a group of five astronauts are sent to Jupiter, initially unaware of the reason for their mission. Only two members of the team are awake, doctors Dave Bowman and Frank Poole, being aided by HAL 9000, a supercomputer that controls all the spacecraft’s functions, including the system that keeps the other three explorers in hibernation alive.
However, things start to get dangerous when Bowman and Poole start to believe that HAL is showing defects and a certain paranoia, and his main objective becomes to survive this trip with profound consequences for humanity.
4. I, Robot
Inspired by one of the works of famous novelist Isaac Asimov, this 2004 film stars Will Smith as Del Spooner, a technophobic detective in a reality where robots are already a common part of human life.
However, when distinguished scientist Dr. Alfred Lanning dies under mysterious circumstances, Spooner believes the crime was committed by a robot, even though the three laws make it impossible for this to happen. And it is then that the police investigation leads him to discover great secrets and conspiracies, including an immense threat to humanity.
5. Westworld: Where Nobody Has a Soul
Many may know the eponymous HBO series that was canceled after four seasons, But did you know that the Westworld universe started with a 1973 movie?
In the feature, wealthy tourists can visit Delos, a futuristic amusement park populated by robots and with an adult theme, in which it is possible to put into practice any ideas and desires within three areas inspired by the Wild West, Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages.
However, this dream quickly turns into a nightmare when one of the robots malfunctions and begins to terrorize the humans.
6. Blade Runner: The Android Hunter
Directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner was released in 1982 and inspired by “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”a story by Philip K. Dick.
Although the plot takes place in 2019, its future is much more dystopian than our reality, with Harrison Ford – the eternal Han Solo and Indiana Jones – taking on the role of Deckard, a retired blade runner who needs to return to active duty to hunt down four robots, known as replicants, who have gone rogue and are committing crimes in Los Angeles.
The cool thing is that the film received a sequel in 2017, called Blade Runner 2049, so anyone who wants to, can now do a marathon!
So, are you looking forward to enjoying M3GAN in theaters? Have you watched the movies on this list? Tell us on TecMundo’s social networks!