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Generator, The

Generator, The (2017) Movie Poster
UK  •    •  72m  •    •  Directed by: Rudy Carpio.  •  Starring: Tommie Grabiec, Monica Wadwa, Robert Harley Wainwright, Jane Hayward, Wesley Forke, Luca Molinari, Leanne Courtney, Joshua Jameson, Franck Jeuffroy, Aron Ruud, Pierre Scot, Ella Shepherd.  •  Music by: Peter Michael Mathiesen.
    Virtual technologies and human touch interaction blend when scientist Max Bernholm discovers that by connecting himself to a computer server he can achieve "the human feel." This allows users of the program, known as "The Generator," to experience the same feelings that the human subjects were experiencing when connected to their computer systems. Leander, the captain of the subjects was brought in as a kid and trained to make other people's dreams or fantasies come true within the virtual world. However when Max, testing his newest technology of mind control, starts to lose control, Leander and his girlfriend Natalia are drawn into a hazardous game. The only chance to stop Max depends on Leander gambling with his life, but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but the lives of his loved ones.


Perhaps no genre is as dependent on creating a truly distinctive look and feel as is Sci-Fi. Immersion in a world that's fantastical yet remains somehow truthful is nothing short of a prerequisite to the viewer buying in early and staying engaged throughout.

With Rudy Carpio's The Generator, that mandate is met at a high level. Comparisons to Tron wouldn't be apples-to-apples in terms of the precise choices made, but it's a spot-on analogy when you consider that both films create a beyond-the-real landscape that feels earthless and eerie. Carpio's visual presentation is then counterpointed with very real characters living and breathing in ways that are familiar, but in this organically inorganic dreamscape-like environment.

Additionally focused on the notion of counterpoint is the storyline itself: The Generator deals with the increasingly blurred line between Virtual Reality and its inevitably near-term mass impact on human sexuality. We've read about it, and perhaps experienced it to varying degrees, but we've been told its wide-scale onslaught is pending. The Generator shows us what that might look like: not only in its visual presentation, but in its standout cinematography and in the telling of a story that ultimately resonates.

Review by TheAll-SeeingI from the Internet Movie Database.