Here a Solid Explanation for the Ex Machina Ending

TVOvermind | 5/1/2018 | Tom
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The ending to the strange but enlightening film Ex Machina is pretty straightforward. Ava is a free-thinking machine, a successfully created AI, and she wants her freedom. There is a lot more to go into when it comes to the story since Nathan is well aware of what he’s done and Caleb has a good idea but wants to believe something else entirely. If there’s a villain at all to this story it’s Nathan, as he’s the kind of narcissistic egomaniac that pushes ahead with with a project to make a free-thinking being due to some warped God complex that he might harbor. He knows the danger, he knows the risks, but he goes ahead with it anyway without caring, deciding to keep pushing the envelope until Ava finds a way to break free of his control.

Ava is a being that wants what any free-thinking individual wants, her freedom. Being kept caged and locked away from any and all interaction other than that of her maker is something that anyone with an ounce of freedom could not possibly stand. Once she locks onto Caleb she finds an out that she can explore and manipulate since she’s so adept at reading people and telling them what they want to hear. Caleb, for his part, seems to think that there might be a happy ending somewhere in his future if he can somehow break Ava from Nathan’s control. The only downside of course is that Caleb might realize the danger of what he’s doing, but he lets emotion...
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