Language : English
Director : Gareth Edwards
Writers : Screenplay by Gareth Edwards, Chris Weitz
Story by Gareth Edwards.
Cast : John David Washington, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, Ken Watanabe
Genre : Action | Adventure | Drama| Sci-Fi | Thriller
Imdb: The Creator (2023)
Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers regarding the nature and ending of the film
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Oppenheimer was the most completely satisfying Hollywood film that I last watched in theaters. But now it’s safe to say that the Creator can hold that place. Both the films showcase man’s ability to take technology to its fullest eventually leading to his own destruction.
In a time of adaptations, remakes and franchises Creator stands tall as an original movie that pays tribute to other sci-fi classics.
Creator at face value is a hunt for an AI weapon hidden somewhere in Asia. But thematically it is a critique on human hubris. Especially the US who invades other countries to solve their own problems in the name of world peace. The film stands as a masterpiece for visually conveying this theme.
At the end of the day it’s not the Artifcial Intelligence/AI that will destroy humans, but humans alone will destroy themselves.
Verdict : 5/7 stars
Gareth Edwards tried to make this film as traditionally as possible. In preparation for filming, he visited a virtual reality studio and was confused by seeing a poster explaining the process of filmmaking on the wall. Upon inquiring why such an obvious poster was on the wall, Edwards was shocked to find out that it was over 100 years old. Edwards then decided to take a different approach and talked the studio into letting him film without green screen, and filming on-location, using smaller cameras, using guerrilla-filming techniques, employing Industrial Light and Magic and then adding in the sci-fi elements later.
Gareth Edwards has cited films such as Apocalypse Now (1979), Baraka (1992), Blade Runner (1982), Akira (1988), Rain Man (1988), The Hit (1984), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Paper Moon (1973) as this film’s sources of inspiration.
The film was shot on the Sony FX3, an entry-level full-frame cinema camera.