The high energy movie The Creator is chock full of amazing computer graphics, futuristic costumes and jaw dropping sets. Well casted, the actors put on a great show. Add to the content is a bevy of AI characters that take the film into a future with a bit of déjà vu Terminator Salvation. The storyline however, opens with a bang, becomes long winded and actually gets tiring until the beginning of the finale. Seeing the film in an IMAX auditorium does save the movie and it would be best watched in that format. As an alternative check it out in a Dolby Atmos equipped theater if available in your hometown.
It’s the year 2065 and the planet has entered the future of worldwide wars between humans and the enemy made up of artificial intelligence. Among the human military is Joshua who has been waylaid since the disappearance of his wife. Called into duty, Joshua is given the orders to hunt down a special AI named Creator and eliminate the android. The American Forces think it’s the only way to end the war and give them power to take over the hordes of robots and machines that are controlling a part of the planet. When Joshua finds that Creator is a young child, he becomes conflicted as to how to proceed with his mission.
The film moves along at a slow pace adding more characters and information that stretches out the plot. It’s almost like the Writer/Director Gareth Edwards has combined a couple of scripts that were to be a first feature film and then later a sequel, but for some reason ended as a saga. Edwards crams as much as he can into the story projecting amazing settings, incredible AI characters and a lot of action throughout the two and a quarter hours. Actually, with the advent of AI in our current society and getting stronger each day, just for the experience of seeing what our future may look like, is worth going to watch the film.
The Creator has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence, some bloody images and strong language. If you are into watching a lot of action films like Transformers, Iron Man, Terminator, and The Avengers then you are the perfect audience for The Creator.
Additional Film Information:
Cast: John David Washington, Madeline Yuna Voyles, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, Ken Watanabe
Directed and written by:
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, some bloody images and strong language.
Running Time: 2 hrs. 13 min.
Opening Date: September 29, 2023
Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
Released in: Theaters