Blu-ray Review “Morgan”

Starring: Rose Leslie, Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Paul Giamatti, Boyd Holbrook, Toby Jones
Director: Luke Scott
Rated: R
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Run Time: 92 minutes

Film: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

“Morgan” is a film that probably seemed better on paper. It has a talented cast for sure but is just poorly executed. This film marks, Ridley Scott’s son Luke’s, first time directing. Kate Mara, and Paul Giamatti feel lost here honestly. The story is rather bland and not as interesting as it would be. Plus it seems to steal too much from films like “Ex Machina” and “Species”.

Official Premise: Inside a remote, top-secret lab, a group of scientists are working on an experiment that is leading the way for the next steps in human evolution. But when the experiment’s subject – a genetically designed “human” (Anya Taylor-Joy) – triggers a terrifying event, those involved must decide if the promise of infinite potential outweighs the incalculable danger.

Fox is delivering this as a combo pack with Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD included. Slipcover as well, housing the set. The 1080p transfer in 2.39:1 looks solid and works with the sci-fi aspect. The DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 does the job for sure and sounds great doing it. The special features are light but the short film “Loom” is honestly awesome and wish it would have transferred better to feature.

The first extra included is “Modified Organism: The Science Behind Morgan”, which runs about 20 minutes and dives into the scientific side of the films concepts. There are a few deleted scenes included with optional commentary by Luke Scott, who also gives in a gives us an audio commentary track. The short film “Loom”, like I mentioned about is a kick-ass intro to this. Lastly there is a gallery and trailers included.

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