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I Am Mother (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: I Am Mother
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-fi
Directed By: Grant Sputore
Starring: Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Luke Hawker
About: In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5BKctcZxrM

My Review:
Having had I Am Mother on my Netflix to watch list for a while, I thought it would be the perfect time to watch it. Wanting a sci-fi movie which had AI in it I thought that this would be a great choice. I soon realised that I Am Mother was a movie in which I was engrossed by even though it did have some problems within it.

Showing how Mother chose an embryo to make into a child in the facility, was something which made me question why there wasn't any humans around. Watching the daughter grow up and always pass their tests, while the droid help to make sure that she was safe was sweet to watch and helped show the bond in which the two had when Daughter was growing up. With having a woman from the outside come into the facility with the help of the daughter it made me question wither she could be trusted and why Mother kept the possibility of humans secret. As the movie continues and the audience see how Mother was actually lying and even killing children in which did not meet it's standards of perfection was a good way of keeping the atmosphere eerie and tense. This also made the watcher no longer trust Mother and start to question what their version of the perfect human would be, especially since Mother was killing people who did not make the cut. The ending showing how Mother was actually in all of the droids and eliminated the human race was worrying. This kept me scared of why Mother was doing it all when she said her mission was helping humans throughout the movie. Letting Daughter kill her at the end and how she later turned up on the beach with the Woman in which tried to help Daughter to kill her, was something in which I thought showed how Mother couldn't die and would do anything to keep her Daughter safe. Not only this but it  also showed how Mother still didn't accept imperfect humans. Showing how Mother was still alive really made me worry about the children who Daughter was going to make and if they would also be killed if they weren't perfect like Mother wanted.

I did think however that it could have shown more background to Mother and the world before she decided to eliminate humans for harming the planet and their wars. Another thing in which I think could have been shown is what classed the children as not passing, which would lead to them being killed for it, as the test didn't look like a good way to show wither a human was perfect or not.

Overall, I Am Mother was a good movie which had a great eerie atmosphere throughout it and one that since I started watching made me continuously wonder what was going to happen next. I would recommend this to people who are looking for a sci-fi movie which has thriller aspects throughout it.

My Rating: 4/5 

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