Genres:: Action, Drama, Thriller
Actors:: [[Jessica Chastain]], [[John Malkovich]], Common
My Rating:: 5.5
Summary:: That was definitely a very strange movie. Very ordinary in some ways but very interesting in other ways.
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.