Now available on all viewing formats from 20th Century Studios, is the epic sci-fi film, The Creator.
The Creator stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Allison Janney.
The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, with a screenplay by Gareth Edwards and Chris Weitz from a story by Gareth Edwards.
Normally I write my own movie synopsis, but I was afraid I would go into too much detail and give away some spoilers (I wouldn’t want to do that). So I am using an official synopsis instead.
Joshua (Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Chan), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war…and mankind itself. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory, only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child (Voyles).
When I first saw the trailer for this film I wasn’t sure if I wanted to see it or not. I was thinking it was going to be a lot like the Terminator movies (man vs. robot), but the more I saw of the trailer, the more I was intrigued by the film. I am SO GLAD I didn’t pass up on this awe-inspiring film. It is one of the best films I have seen recently. I love this film so much I’ve already watched it three times since I received a copy of the film to review.
This is not your typical “man vs. robot” type of film. There is a lot more to it than that. I wish I could put into words what I am talking about. There is just a lot to this film than just the amazing action you see on screen. One one hand you have a man dealing with the loss of his beloved wife, and being tasked to kill a young child, even though she’s an AI and has the potential to wipe out the human race. You also have ruthless people who don’t care who they have to destroy to get to this child to kill her – even innocent people. You also have people and AI struggling to survive and prove that they are no threat to human kind. There is just so much to this film that I would have to write a 3,000+ post to fit it all in.
The special effects are breathtaking. How special effects artists are able to create gigantic killing machines on land and in the air, and all those life-life AI people blows my mind. Each time I watched it I noticed something new and very impressive about the film. The visual are stunning. The cinematography is so amazing that everything looks 100% real.
The film has a long run time (two hours and thirteen minutes) but it does NOT feel long at all. There is so much action from the beginning, and the action is non-stop, that the film seems to zip by quickly.
The acting was superb, although I would never picture Allison Janey in an action packed sci-fi film.
I’m sure we’ll see a lot more from Madeleine Yuna Voyles, who played the role of Alphie. To be honest, I thought she was a little boy at first. In the film she has a shaved head. It was nice to see a little girl playing such a huge role.
For a newcomer, young Miss Yuna Voyles seems like a long-time pro.
The way they created that huge “hole” in her head blows my mind.
I think the other actors did a fine job in this film as well. I’m a fan of John David Washington. I enjoyed him in Tenet, Amsterdam and Beckett. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the future as well.
I didn’t see the ending coming. I was thinking it would end another way, so when the film did end, I was left speechless.
This film has it all – great acting, an original storyline, and mind-blowing special effects.
You can find The Creator on digital platforms as well as on Blu-ray, DVD and Ultra 4K. The film will premiere on Hulu staring December 20, 2023.
You can check out the film on social media (@CreatortheFilm). You can also follow 20th Century Studios on social media to keep up-to-date on new film releases, as well as on their official website, 20thCenturyStudios.com.
Below you’ll find the film’s official trailer.
Did you see The Creator? If so, what did you think about the film? I always love to hear from readers. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.