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The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney



20th Century Studios, New Regency, and Entertainment One released a trailer for the epic sci-fi action thriller The Creator, opening in theaters on Friday, September 29. The film stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Academy Award® winner Allison Janney.

Amid a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, 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.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film’s screenplay is by Edwards and Chris Weitz, from a story by Edwards. Edwards, Kiri Hart, Jim Spencer, and Arnon Milchan are the producers, and Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Nick Meyer, and Zev Foreman are the executive producers.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

This looks really good. Mix between Chappie, Elysium, etc.
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I think this looks fucking epic.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

That poster is fantastic!
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

Hadn't heard of this at all until this brand-new thread. I'm in.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

Hope this is actually what it appears and not some schlocky video game style movie trying to masquerade as sci-fi.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
Hope this is actually what it appears and not some schlocky video game style movie trying to masquerade as sci-fi.
What does that even mean?
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

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What does that even mean?

It means I hope they aren't putting out misleading ads. Elysium and Chappie both looked promising,but wound up basically being more like action movies than sci fi .
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

It's got that Rogue One vibe to it too... earthy and gloomy.
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Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
It means I hope they aren't putting out misleading ads. Elysium and Chappie both looked promising,but wound up basically being more like action movies than sci fi .
Action and Sci-Fi are not mutually exclusive. Neither of those movies were excellent but it wasn't because of any action included in them.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

Originally Posted by Noonan
Action and Sci-Fi are not mutually exclusive. Neither of those movies were excellent but it wasn't because of any action included in them.
I'm not saying they should be that way, but just deliver a good movie that follows a solid theme and isn't a mishmash. Both of the movies I mentioned started as good sci-fi , but then devolved into more action based plots. Elysium essentially turned into Mortal Kombat.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

Lots of crazy symbolism, too. There's the scene where the robots are being cleared out by bulldozers reminiscent of the Nazi concentration camps, robot monk ringing the bell, and even robot muay thai fighters.

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Originally Posted by Noonan
What does that even mean?
"That means whatever the hell you want​​​ it to mean."

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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

Conceptually this feels like the movie Terminator Salvation should have been. Visually, I am getting Mass Effect vibes.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

That looks very cool.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD
It means I hope they aren't putting out misleading ads. Elysium and Chappie both looked promising,but wound up basically being more like action movies than sci fi .
Although neither qualifies as hard sci-fi (and the less said about that turd, Chappie, the better), both are most definitely sci-fi. It's the same way Another Earth was sci-fi, despite being at its core a drama about a girl coming to grips with he harm she unintentionally did to a man she later comes to love.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

First reactions to the Creator are very positive:

https://gizmodo.com/creator-reviews-...lla-1850852867
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I really like Sci Fi but that looks really bland to me. I still have not made it through Dune either so there is that.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

I plan to see this next Wednesday. It's one of those "Early Access" screenings.

I'm not a big fan of the 1st Dune either, but I like Edwards work on Rogue One and I like smart and epic in scale science fiction that isn't too convoluted.
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Re: The Creator (2023, D: Edwards) S: Washington, Chan, Watanabe, Simpson, Voyles, Janney

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Although neither qualifies as hard sci-fi (and the less said about that turd, Chappie, the better), both are most definitely sci-fi. It's the same way Another Earth was sci-fi, despite being at its core a drama about a girl coming to grips with he harm she unintentionally did to a man she later comes to love.

Agree about Chappie. Elysium seemed like traditional sci-fi until the final act , then its focus shifted to action. That would have been fine if it were actually something innovative, but it was essentially two guys having a very video game like fight.

That being said, this isn't by Blomkamp and looks very promising. I'm a fan of Edwards' work and have high hopes for this movie. The fact that it's a larger budgeted sci-fi not (to my knowledge) based on a pre-existing IP gets points in my book.
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Elysium could have been so much better if they spent more time world building than what we got. It was all set on one location on Earth and flying back and forth to the moon or wherever. Then Jodie Foster's stilted performance didn't help either. The Creator is also over 2 hours, so hopefully it will have some time to develop.

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That being said, this isn't by Blomkamp...
Thank Little Baby Jesus in the Heavens above for that!
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