THE CREATOR is a science fiction thriller set in 2070. After some artificially intelligent machines nuked Los Angeles, the United States banned all artificial intelligence. The people in Asia, however, embraced the new artificially intelligent robots and androids. So, the United States declared war against them all. A black American soldier named Joshua with a prosthetic right arm, is part of a team sent to destroy a new weapon. However, the weapon turns out to be a little girl android with special powers that can destroy the American forces.
THE CREATOR is a thrilling, impressive, crowd-pleasing action movie. It has some overt Christian content. For example, Joshua briefly prays to Jesus for help at one point. However, THE CREATOR has a smattering of foul language throughout its running time. Also, except for one minor character, all of the white American characters are evil and cruel. In contrast, all of the Asian, robot and Asian android characters are nice and good. Thus, THE CREATOR has an incredibly overt, bizarre Anti-American, politically correct, racist viewpoint. The movie also seems too vague about its AI creations.
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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong mixed pagan worldview about a war between the United States government and Asia over artificial intelligence with strong Christian, redemptive allusions that include a man prays to Jesus for help, and the prayer seems to be answered, sacrifice solves the plot problem, and the black hero has compassion, plus the movie has an overarching goal of stopping a vicious war, but the movie also has a politically correct, Anti-American, racist viewpoint where (except for one minor character) all of the white, American characters turn out to be despicable and evil and all the Asian people, robots and Asian androids are nice and good, plus there’s a minor reference to evolution
About 51 obscenities (one or two “f” words, many “s” words, some “h” and “d” words), one Jesus profanity, three GD profanities, and three light profanities
Lots of strong action violence with occasional blood includes many gunfights, many explosions, mortally wounded man dies after living a while, large flying machine wipes out whole villages and small cities with
No sex but married couple are in bed when their sleep is disturbed by a military raid
Upper male nudity in one scene
No alcohol use
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
The President of the United States wears a uniform when he declares war before Congress (movie hints America has become a military dictatorship of some kind), and hero pulls the plug from a body that seems to be kept alive by mechanical means only.
THE CREATOR is a science fiction thriller set in 2065 and 2070 about a black American soldier working behind the lines in Asia during a war between the United States and a supposedly evil Asian coalition of artificially intelligent robots, androids and regular people, but who refuses to kill and tries to save a little android girl who has some kind of special powers that can destroy the American forces. THE CREATOR is a thrilling, impressive, crowd-pleasing action movie, with some overt Christian content, but it has lots of foul language and Anti-American, politically correct, racist values where all but one of the white American characters are despicable villains and all the Asians, robots and androids are really nice and good.
The movie opens in the middle of the 21st century. Joshua, a black American soldier with a prosthetic right arm, has married an Asian woman named Maya and is living with her on some island near Indonesia. They live in a society where human beings developed powerful artificially intelligent machines and robots. Also, some people (including people who are dying) have lent their DNA, faces and even brain scans be transferred into android simulants. The United States decided to ban all AI robots and androids when some AI machines set off a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles. The militaristic president has declared war on the remaining AI world, which has been welcomed with open arms by Asian countries overseas. Also, America has developed a gigantic floating flying machine with missiles that can obliterate any village or small city.
Joshua is a double agent, however. He deliberately met Maya, because his superior officers think she can lead him to the creator of the new AI technology. Joshua is in a quandary, however, because he’s fallen in love with Maya, who’s now his wife.
The movie opens with Joshua and Maya waking up to commando raid on their village. The American military is tired of waiting for Joshua to get Maya to reveal the location of the AI creator. They’ve sent commandos to take her prisoner.
Joshua tries to stop them, but during the fight, the gigantic flying machine unleashes a large explosion, which kills Maya.
Five years later, Joshua’s immediate superior, a tough female colonel named Howell, orders him to be part of a commando team. American intelligence has discovered that the AI creator has developed a weapon so powerful that it can wipe out all the American forces somehow. They have a location for the weapon and are sending the commandos to infiltrate the facility and destroy the weapon.
However, the weapon turns out to be a little android girl. Joshua and a mortally wounded commando turn out to be the only survivors, but Joshua can’t bring himself to kill the defenseless android. The other commando eventually succumbs to his wounds, and Joshua goes undercover to protect the android, whom he names Alphie. Joshua also learns that he may just be on the wrong side.
Meanwhile, Colonel Howell is ordered to track down Joshua and Alphie to kill them.
THE CREATOR is a thrilling, impressive, crowd-pleasing action movie. It’s directed and co-written by Gareth Edwards, who some critics say made the best STAR WARS movie since THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, the 2016 STAR WARS movie called ROGUE ONE. THE CREATOR has one of the most exciting, best made third act made in recent years.
THE CREATOR has some Christian, redemptive elements. For example, Joshua is ready to sacrifice his life to save the little female android. Also, in one crucial scene, he prays to Jesus for help.
However, THE CREATOR has a smattering of foul language throughout its running time. Also, except for one white American friend who helps Joshua, all of the white American characters are evil and cruel. In contrast, all of the Asian, robot and android characters are nice and good. Thus, THE CREATOR has an incredibly overt Anti-American, politically correct, racist viewpoint.
Finally, on a more minor note, though it’s a little vague, the movie implies that some or many of the androids are partially developed or cloned from human beings, but even the robots seem to have human characteristics. In reality, of course, robots, even robots with artificial intelligence, are just machines. They can’t question their programming, but their human programmers can insert some human-seeming characteristics into them, even the ability to commit good or evil acts.
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