Typically the month of August is when summer movies that can’t hack it earlier are dumped to studios can try to earn their money back. In recent years with movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Suicide Squad and most recently Don’t Breathe proved that August has become a hot month for summer sleepers. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the new sci-fi “thriller” Morgan by Luke Scott (son of renowned director Ridley Scott) that unfortunately doesn’t quite land the way it intended.
The upcoming sci-fi thriller/horror film Morgan centers on a genetically created child who within one month is walking and talking. Within 6 years Morgan is self-sufficient and now is beyond the control of her creators. The film follows Morgan after she nearly critically injures one of her scientists after throwing a “tantrum” and her corporate benefactors determine whether to terminate her or if she requires further study. Needless to say, she isn’t having any of that!
One of the hottest topics in season five of AMC‘s The Walking Dead was the return of Morgan Jones (Leenie James). There’s all kinds of speculation about what he is doing and why. Morgan has been a fan favorite character since the premiere episode and his return in season three was not a happy one. Along comes season five and bam! There’s Morgan, looking like some apocalyptic bad-ass. Did anyone one else get that The Book of Eli feeling when he showed up on-screen? What’s Morgan up to? (more…)