The Creator (2023) Movie Review – A stunning sci-fi epic

Artificial Intelligence Gone Wrong

It’s about time an original sci-fi movie came along, with the Hollywood system full of franchises and reboots of old properties. The Creator is that original movie we’ve been waiting for. It comes hot off the heels of the big debate over artificial intelligence, as the story pits man against machine in this spectacular epic. 

Set in 2065, the movie follows Joshua (John David Washington), a former soldier. We discover via an opening montage that artificial intelligence has been a mostly welcome feature of our existence for many decades. However, when we meet Joshua, AI has been blamed for a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles that killed over a million people, including Joshua’s family. Western civilisation is now against the use of AI, but robots are still a force welcomed in a place called New Asia. 

John David Washington is fantastic in the lead role and is well on his way to being one of the best leading men in Hollywood, with a string of strong roles leading up to his best performance yet in The Creator. There are some great action sequences that will knock your socks off, especially if viewed in IMAX, which is highly recommended. The ending feels a bit rushed, but overall, Gareth Edwards has directed one of the best movies of the year, and one of the best sci-fi movies in recent times. 


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  • Verdict - 8/10

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