Why watch this film?
Released at a time when actors' and writers' unions are squarely opposed to the use of artificial intelligence in their workplaces, The Creator seems like a fish out of water, a film released at an inconvenient time. After all, Gareth Edwards' (Godzilla and Rogue One) feature film talks about a time when humans share space with highly advanced artificial intelligence robots. Is it a new Blade Runner? Not quite. As Joshua (John David Washington) grows fond of the small Alphie (Madeleine Yuna Voyles), an extremely advanced robot, Edwards questions whether the robots are exactly like Robocop and Terminator or, on the other hand, like A.I. - Artificial Intelligence. These are good reflections in an excessively long movie but once again show how the director and writer knows how to tell good stories and create impactful worlds.