I Am Mother

Director: Grant Sputore
Year Released: 2019
Rating: 2.5

All humans on Earth are (supposedly) gone - where have I seen that before? oh right, everywhere - so in a sealed-off fortress a 'nurturing' robot named Mother (voiced by Rose Byrne) - with countless human embryos in storage - raises her Daughter (Clara Rugaard) and teaches her about philosophy, exercise and how to perform surgery ... until one day a wounded woman (Hilary Swank) comes to the door and Daughter lets her in and teaches her about how her whole life is a lie.  As with 2019's Replicas, I'll have to give this one a shred of credit for at least trying to be more than a streaming-on-demand sci-fi clone - the performances and sets are very good (considering whatever budget they were working with) - except it really falls apart upon introspection (how long is it going to take to re-create the human race at the rate Mother is working? with all the technology available, couldn't the embryos be prescreened for 'excellence'?  didn't they have strategies in place for rebellious offspring?).  It's a bit hastily assembled, but I still found myself captivated by the first two acts.  At least it's not Tau.