“The Creator” (PG-13)
At the Cinemark
The trailer for “The Creator” is seductive: A cute vulnerable child named Alphie is being protected by a compassionate soldier who just lost his wife.
Alphie has the face of an angel, but the brain of a subversive robot – a robot so feared by the military that she’s been targeted for termination.
The big eyes of the kid, and the big heart of the sergeant won me over: I wondered what we would discover as Alphie’s ethical core was explored.
John David Washington in a scene from “The Creator.”
20th Century Studios via AP
I’m a fan of cerebral science fiction. The arrival of brilliant robots and ChatGPT has already generated thought-provoking art – in painting, music, literature and film.
But as I settled into my seat – Row 5, aisle, per usual – I quickly suspected that the script was not the stuff of Olaf Stapledon, Arthur C. Clarke or Isaac Asimov.