Artificial people in the movies…

In a flurry of excitement as I prepare to watch, at long last, Ex_Machina, I have found that my favourite film critic, Mark Kermode from the BBC’s Flagship Film Review Programme (for the uninitiated, you can catch up here; do so soon if you want to join this year’s cruise) has just released his ‘Top 5 a̶n̶d̶r̶o̶i̶d̶ c̶y̶b̶o̶r̶g̶ r̶o̶b̶o̶t̶  artificial people‘.

Kermode’s list (‘absolutely spoilertastic’):

 5. Carol Van Sant in The Stepford Wives (1975)

4. Yul Brynner’s Gunslinger in Westworld (1973)

3. David from A.I. (2001)

2. Bishop in Aliens (1986)roy batty

1. Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982)

Do check out the Kermode’s Uncut video blog on the subject, and make sure you check back here in a couple of days to read my own review of Ex_Machina.

Your thoughts? Did he miss anyone? Disagree with the order? Let us know below.


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