The image of “woman” Ngo Thanh Van in the movie The Creator (The Creator)
Imprint of Vietnamese culture
Right from the promotional stage, The Creator attracted the attention of Vietnamese audiences with the appearance of actor Ngo Thanh Van. The character of the “woman” in the movie is named Kami, a robot with a human-like shape.
The Creator is currently highly appreciated for creating a realistic post-apocalyptic context, in which AI robots – a very sensitive topic today – are the cause of conflict.
Revealed from director Gareth Edwards, because the film is set mainly in Asia, The Creator film crew went to Vietnam to film the rice fields, terraced fields and limestone cliffs of Ha Long Bay.
Ha Long Bay is a location where events in the movie The Creator occurred
Besides, Vietnamese also appears quite a lot in the film. In a short scene in the middle of the film, Ngo Thanh Van’s character Kami speaks Vietnamese to a robot shipper: “Money, don’t rot, go away.”
This scene created laughter and received applause from the audience.
There are many other details related to Vietnamese culture that are also mentioned throughout the film. If you pay attention and listen to the dialogue, you can detect that fish sauce is mentioned and appears briefly in a scene in the middle of the movie.
But most impressive of all is the image of a robot wearing a shirt and driving a Honda carrying bananas to make a living in a series of scenes introducing the post-apocalyptic world. After this image was revealed, Vietnamese netizens felt very excited and curious to witness the post-apocalyptic scenario in Vietnam in The Creator.
The image of a robot wearing a shirt and driving a Honda carrying bananas for a living in The Creator was enjoyed by Vietnamese audiences
Ngo Thanh Van’s short but impressive supporting role
In a film heavy on action and philosophical contemplation, the appearance of Kami (Ngo Thanh Van) – a rare female character in The Creator – brought a cool breeze, calming the pace of the film, to viewers. watch the breathing space, and introduce other aspects of the culture and personality of robots in the post-apocalyptic world.
In addition to her beautiful appearance, the robot Kami is also loved by the audience when she shows care and affection like a mother to the main character Alfie. The meeting with Kami also plays a part in making her inner feelings The robot girl has many conflicts about her role in the war. In addition, she also has a romance with a human boy.
Ngo Thanh Van at the movie launch event The Creator, September 25
Even though it was only a short supporting role, Ngo Thanh Van still managed to leave a mark of her strength. Playing the role of a robot who knows how to love is not easy. Ngo Thanh Van’s eyes and actions contain emotions, while her gestures, actions and restraint help her maintain her mechanical quality and remind viewers that this is still just a robot without a soul. soul.
After the screening, Ngo Thanh Van shared: “I feel really lucky to be able to accompany big films and projects. Although it can’t be called epic, it has a bit of fish sauce.” When Vietnam enters the world screen, it feels very proud of itself. Step by step conquering the big mountain range, right everyone?”.
Ngo Thanh Van next to her husband (Huy Tran) at the movie premiere
Regarding the filmmaking process, the Tra Vinh-born actress said: “When participating in any Hollywood project, I always change the character’s origin to Vietnamese. If it is already a Vietnamese character, then I often add typical Vietnamese elements to Vietnamese dialogues. When I have the opportunity to appear in an international project, I always want to create an impression to let people know that I am a Vietnamese person. The Vietnamese dialogue in The Creator was added by me.”
The “damsel” of Vietnamese cinema said that the Vietnamese lines in The Creator were added by her
The Creator also has Thai and Japanese languages with more frequency than Vietnamese. However, the above countries do not have a memorable character like Ngo Thanh Van’s Kami with moments like… fish sauce.
AI and post-apocalyptic scenario
Launched at a sensitive time when AI is exploding strongly and is becoming a controversial topic between creative and artistic circles and technology companies, The Creator has painted a gray picture of the future when AI has developed to its peak, can live with humans but also brings many risks to the destiny of humanity.
While Western governments choose to ban AI, many Asian countries unite and develop to the point where robots are no different from humans and have their own equal rights. This leads to another conflict between two opposing views between America and Asia.
Dark post-apocalypse in The Creator
The Creator promises not only a brutal battle, filled with action and explosions, but also a contemplative nature, bringing multi-dimensional, objective and fair perspectives on the existence of artificial intelligence.
The relationship between robots and humans is a never-ending theme in cinema. 6 years ago, Blade Runner 2049 with its profound contemplations about the difference between humans and clones was registered in the ranks of classic films. Will The Creator be able to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps this time?