![Cover Image|250](https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTMzMTg1MjgtOWNhYy00NmZmLWExOTctMjA2OTZhZDFkNDhhXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzAwMjU2MTY@._V1_SX300.jpg) # Metadata Title:: Ava Year:: 2020 Rating:: 5.4 Genres:: Action, Drama, Thriller Actors:: [[Jessica Chastain]], [[John Malkovich]], Common Source:: #source/OMDbAPI # Status Status:: #status/watched Date:: [[2023-05-11]] My Rating:: 5.5 Summary:: That was definitely a very strange movie. Very ordinary in some ways but very interesting in other ways. # Notes Ava is essentially a [[contract killer]]. She has moral issues with her work and wants to make sure that her victims (or "subjects") truly deserve to die. However, that makes her a liability, so they try to eliminate her. In the process of trying to eliminate her, her mentor dies defending her, and they have a final showdown. A few themes were explored around [[Death]]: - What [[Solon]], said to [[Croesus]] - "Count no man happy until the end is known." - is essentially saying that a man's fortunes can chnage a lot, with the ultimate unknown being the manner of his death. Ava used this a lot with her "subjects" to know if she is changing the course of their happiness. - That when you die, that's when what's important truly reveals itself. Ava's mentor died protecting Ava, whereas Evan died protecting his family.