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Morgan Blu-ray Review

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“Morgan” does little with its premise.

In “Morgan,” a risk management consultant (Lee) from a corporation is tasked with investigating the titular character that is a human hybrid. Something is a bit off about Morgan as she had previously lashed out and stabbed one of the scientists housed at the remote facility/lab. Anyway, as Lee arrives on the scene, things begin to further spiral out of control as Morgan becomes a danger to everyone. Can it be contained?

“Morgan” came and went from theaters in the blink of an eye and it’s not hard to see why. Producer Ridley Scott and his son director Luke Scott offer up an intriguing concept involving synthetic humans but proceed to do nothing with the “experiment gone wrong” concept. Instead, the movie devolves into what is essentially a slasher/chase film with an entirely predictable ending to boot.

Wasted premise aside, the film’s biggest offense is that it wastes an incredible cast comprised of Rose Leslie, Toby Jones, Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michelle Yeoh, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Virtually every character in the film is one dimensional. The only actor who gets to do anything here is Anya Taylor-Joy. Between “The Witch,” “Barry,” and “Morgan,” Taylor-Joy has certainly had one impressive year. She shows immense range in three entirely different roles and is the only reason the film is remotely watchable.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.39:1. How does it look? Expect a typically glossy looking modern film with a sharp hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 7.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? “Morgan” is not really an audio intensive film so the track doesn’t have a ton to do but the 7.1 track still does the job regardless.

Extras:
* DVD copy and Digital copy.
* Fox trailers.
* 5 deleted scenes.
* Teaser and theatrical trailers for “Morgan.”
* Still gallery.
* “Modified Organism: The Science Behind Morgan”- The title says it all.
* A visually interesting short film starring Giovanni Ribisi titled “Loom” with optional commentary by Luke Scott. Definitely better than “Morgan.”
* A passionate commentary by Luke Scott.

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December 21, 2016 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , ,

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