Your time is coming to an end. Ours is now beginning.
- Antonio Banderas.
- Thought-provoker/thinking person's movie.
- Most the robot effects are well done / believable.
- Plot-wise nothing entirely new.
- Sometimes the robot effects can be a little "lacking" in comparison to other moments.
Similar in vein to I, Robot or Blade Runner, Automata proves to be one of those movies where it's main intent comes off as wanting to make you feel enough to think about things. It has less action and comedy than some of the movies like it to come before it, but ends up being a worthwhile addition to something that could very well be it's own sub-classification of science fiction at this point (if it isn't already). Although the plot might not be knocking any home runs for being something totally brand new, the presentation is good and the acting very well handled. Anytime a movie like this comes along, when you can't tell just who's the real bad guy when you start to think about the premise presented, you know it's done a good job. It's also pleasant to see one of my more favored actors in something outside of the action genre.