Skip to main content

The Creator movie preview: This post-apocalyptic AI movie seems eerily on point right now

Humans vs AI... Hmm, that sounds familiar

The Creator movie still

With technology evolving rapidly, machines have taken prevalence in everyday human life more than ever before. Artificial intelligence (usually just referred to as AI) is expanding its reach to more sectors of society, from simple activities like copying faces and creating new art to more complex and alarming endeavors, such as replacing the need for humans to write our favorite TV shows and movies. This last part is one of the crutches of the current SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, and Gareth Edwards’ (the director of Rogue One) newest science fiction film ironically details some of the dangers of AI (a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by The Creator’s director, producer, and co-writer).

One of the best new movies of the fall, The Creator is a 20th Century Studios film that certainly understands a thing or two about the current technological landscape. Take a look for yourself!

The Creator | Official Trailer

What is the movie The Creator about?

The Creator movie is about a post-apocalyptic future in which humans and AI clash in a war of attrition. Humanity’s only hope is to remove the man responsible for the AI, hence the name on the title card. The Creator is the man who built the AI in the first place, and the film’s protagonist, Joshua (John David Washington), attempts to kill the mastermind before it’s too late.

The trailer above gives the big reveal of the conflict: the AI’s main weapon manifests itself in the form of a little child. Joshua’s morality is put to the test as he must decide whether he has the cold-hearted nature to destroy something so seemingly innocent, even if the child is a robot. Other clips show the child trying to learn about itself, its robotic nature, and its desire for a world where humans and machines can get along without war.

The Creator | Alive | 20th Century Studios

The Creator movie 2023 gives audiences a lot to chew on, along with some nods to past science fiction classics like The Terminator. As we get closer to AI becoming a reality, as it looks in this film, the movie becomes a prescient analysis of modern-day tech. Other AI movies it’s being compared to are Simulant and Ex Machina.

Supporting actors in the film include Gemma Chan as Maya, Ken Watanabe as Harun, Sturgill Simpson as Shipley, and Allison Janney as Howell. It will be released in theaters on September 29, 2023. This year has been a big one for the box office, with hits like Oppenheimer, Barbie, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie delivering outstanding ticket sales. The Creator will look to add to the list of successes with a runtime of two hours and thirteen minutes.

Editors' Recommendations

Shawn Laib
Shawn Laib is a freelance writer with publications such as Den of Geek,, Edge Media Network, diaTribe, SUPERJUMP…
The Stanley Tumbler is hot right now, but the classic Stanley Bottle is much cooler
Stanley Tumbler or Stanley Bottle - you choose
Stanley bottle against gray background

If you've been on Instagram or TikTok, you've probably seen the making its rounds as the must-have accessory for staying hydrated on the go. (We're using the term "accessory" because that's precisely what the internet has turned it into.)

This seemingly basic product has garnered millions of views with the hashtag #StanleyTumbler, thanks to influencers promoting its sleek design, durability, and ability to keep beverages cold for hours — even in extreme temperatures. (You did see the video where the car was engulfed in flames, but the Stanley Tumbler survived unscathed and full of ice, right?)

Read more
From food to true crime and sports, here are the 14 best Netflix documentaries to stream right now
Here are our top picks of documentaries from all genres
Wild Wild Country

Documentaries come in so many different shapes and sizes that any movie fan can find one they're interested in. Documentaries can be about your next great travel destination, the best ways to find and appreciate great food, or about a murder case that has been unsolved for decades. What unites great documentaries are the stories they tell and the powerful emotions they evoke. The best documentaries on Netflix also come with the same diversity described here.

It can definitely be overwhelming trying to find the best titles from among their expansive library, though, so we've decided to do some of that for you. These Netflix documentaries are sure to fascinate and entertain any audience. If you're caught up on all of these, you can also check out the best movies or TV shows to watch on Netflix.

Read more
Black Mirror, The 100, and more: The 12 best sci-fi shows to stream on Netflix right now
These are our favorite sci-fi series on Netflix to binge
Stranger Things

The best sci-fi shows are able to capture the imagination of audiences with the perfect amount of realism, while also dissociating from reality enough to entertain and thrill. There are plenty of sci-fi movies on Netflix that are well worth checking out, but if you’re in the mood for something that will take a little bit longer to consume, you may be looking for a series. To find the best show for you, we've done the hard work of looking through all of Netflix's many options to find the best options. Below are the greatest sci-fi TV shows on Netflix. Once you’re done watching any of these sci-fi TV shows, you may want to check out the best sci-fi movies of all time.

Dark (2017)

Read more