Well, while the 2020 movie "Ava" does have some overly-used clichés for this particular type of movie, it actually still turned out to be a rather enjoyable and entertaining movie.
I sat down to watch the movie initially because it had John Malkovich and Colin Farrell on the cast list. And it was more than pleasing to also see the likes of Geena Davis, Ioan Gruffudd and Joan Chen make appearances in the movie. I must admit that I was especially fond of Joan Chen's character, just a shame that she didn't have more screen time. Now, I can't claim to be overly familiar with lead actress Jessica Chastain, but she really carried the movie well with her performance here.
"Ava" provides a good amount of action and character development at the same time, while it spices it up with a pinch of drama and thrills. I actually enjoyed the storyline told in this movie by writer Matthew Newton, though it definitely had some generic elements for this particular genre of movie. But it was at the same time interesting and fresh enough to actually get past those clichés.
Sure, the storyline was predictable, and there weren't actually any surprises along the way. But while the movie was as it turned out to be, I found it to actually not be any less entertaining given that factor.
You know what you are in for when you sit down to watch a movie such as "Ava" from director Tate Taylor, but something the predictable serving can be a good thing.
I enjoyed this movie, thus I am rating it a six out of ten stars.