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The Gene Generation (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  27 September 2007 (USA)
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Michelle, an assassin to a new breed of killers (DNA Hackers), finds she has greater obstacles in her life... Family.

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Michelle
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Christian
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Jackie
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Josephine Hayden
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Mouse
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Abraham
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Solemn
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Randall
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Aerean Flyer Announcer (as Eireann Layne)
Jeff Imada ...
Alley Guy
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Bodyguard 1 (as Nils Stewart)
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Christian's Wife
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Storyline

In a futuristic world, Michelle lives everyday battling with DNA Hackers who use their skills to hack into people's bodies and kill them. She is an assassin, battling her past demons and trying to keep her younger and extroverted brother, Jackie, out of trouble. When Jackie gets involved in a petty crime of robbery, he propels himself into the world of DNA Hackers, Shylocks (Loan Sharks) and Gang Fights. Wanting the respect that the world has never given to him only makes it harder for Jackie to peel himself away from the underground trades, against the hopes of his sister, Michelle. Michelle always wanted to leave the city and lead a calm and quiet lifestyle. As emotions and gunfire get into the way, Michelle and Jackie soon find themselves battling between their lives and finding out that in an immoral world, love can still survive. Blood is thicker than water. Written by Pearry Reginald Teo

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Taglines:

DNA Hacking: The Future of Crime. See more »

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Rated R for bloody violence, sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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27 September 2007 (USA)  »

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Blade Gen - The Gene Generation  »

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[first lines]
Christian: [voice-over] Hayden Technologies... Birthplace of what was supposed to be our greatest scientific breakthrough.
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Sand of History
Written by Sever Bronny
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Was expecting a little more...
29 December 2008 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

But I actually liked it. Main characters are relatively well played and there are some cool (yet short) fighting scenes where Bai Ling shows some skills (a very quick scene reminds of "Equilibrium" gunning)! Her clothing (mainly) and face paintings are also worth to watch. A nice cyber-punk flick which tries to enter the Aeon Flux (etc) scene. The theme for the story (DNA) is clever but never develops much being a weak storyline. It was in this way that I was expecting more, more DNA hackers, more DNA exploitation (and explanation) and this is never delivered. If you are in this cyber-punk scene or Bai Ling's or this "super-heroin" thing, it's worth to watch, but don't be expecting much!!


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