Is Georgia (Moretz) Superstitious? I ask because the night of the robot apocalypse begins. She realizes she is pregnant, which seems like a grim accident, perhaps a precursor, or perhaps a small to average group of doomed. She’s just not even sure if she wants to be with her dad Sam (Olgie Smith).
Even though he’s a pretty sweet person who loves her. And is ready to get involved with her and the child soon. Good for them because they live in a reality. Where androids are as common as iPhones and exist to serve people. Less than Rosie, the robot from The Jetsons, more than Ian Holm in Alien. And when saver robots are fed up with serving couches and plunge toilets, they stand up and transform into evil killer boots with bright blue eyes, an event known as lightning and far more exciting than the night robot butlers lose their shit and start killing people.
TIME ELAPSED. How long?
About nine months because baby Georgia is so. And he took it off, sleeping in the tent and wearing the Tired Wanderer’s headscarf. As he led Sam through the pine forest on the east coast. Their goal is to reach Boston, a safe area where they hope to take a boat to Korea. Where robots have not secured their anti-organic rules. It’s easier said than done. Because Sam and Georgia have to pass through a military checkpoint populated by soldiers burning their respective company logos on great chests. And a doctor who shows Georgia has a particular kindness and confidence. Slight buff and buff.
Then our hero has to go through no man’s land. Which should be very dangerous, but honestly, it looks like another part of the jungle. But that’s your plan, and if this is a spoiler for you. Would you want to buy this bridge from me? I could give you a one-time award for this, but it’s only good for now. There’s dirty motorcycle chases, a freak in the woods named Arthur (Raul Castillo). A robot butler with ugly zombie gear, a third significant action moment, OH SHIT, and other life failures for Sam and Georgia – Georgia he’s doing great things. Seriously, for a stubborn woman between deliveries, her nails look at her and leave the tough man.
There’s a moment of silence on Mother/Android when Sam asks, “Do you think she’ll be back to normal?” And Georgia replied, “No.” I don’t even know if I should do it. “In times like these, he strives for Film After to become something. Which is more than just a flat B film survival story.
He teases with comments about human arrogance and belief in technology:
Those who enjoy contemplating the true nature of human beings, tango in short with ideas of masculinity and femininity – and delving relatively deep into motherhood, which in Moretz’s sharp image as a hopeless, fearful but confident mother-to-be, fertile ground finds birth without a doctor. Or epidural anaesthesia, but is even more concerned about screaming babies, unwanted attention from the killing machines of Jeeves and his co-killers.
However, in the end, the Film looks more like a plot with a beginning, middle, and end. Remember actions that are taken too seriously. Tomlinson doesn’t seem quite sure whether he wants to give us sci-fi with a symbolic message or action-packed sci-fi, and in the end, he ends up being a bit in the middle, technically and structurally stable, with a reasonably thought out script. But a bit further ancestral land.
The director investigates some tense moments but turns away in frustration and cuts back if the drama is too intense or the plot is too tricky (or maybe too expensive). Without Moretz’s ability to convincingly express emotions as Sarah Connor moves through the plot, the film could have been instantly forgotten by the streaming menu. He saved his most challenging moments till the end, and it was as hard to get. It’s uninspiring and depressing, but not hopeless. However, you’re left with a clear, unambiguous message as the credits roll: WASH YOUR LAUNDRY, LAZY BONE.
Mother/Android is a solid, if not exclusively, sci-fi one lucky enough to benefit from Moretz’s talent. RELEASE IT, but don’t expect it to go beyond the genre.