MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,525 this week

The Gene Generation (2007)

4.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.3/10 from 1,992 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 15 critic

Michelle, an assassin to a new breed of killers (DNA Hackers), finds she has greater obstacles in her life... Family.

Director:

(as Pearry Teo)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 21 May 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Gene Generation (2007)

The Gene Generation (2007) on IMDb 4.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Gene Generation.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Assault Girls (2009)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

In the aftermath of a global thermonuclear war three battle tested women wage war in a virtual video game against giant mutant sand whales.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki
Ultraviolet (2006)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Director: Kurt Wimmer
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund
Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a ritual performed with Tarot Cards made out of human skin, Gordion finds himself face to face with the Keeper of Purgatory. Would it be heaven or hell, if there is even one?

Director: Pearry Reginald Teo
Stars: Layton Matthews, Frances Feld, Joe Jones
Liberata Me (2002)
Drama | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A story about a boy who tattoos a ouija board on his back.

Director: Pearry Reginald Teo
Stars: Layton Matthews, Shawna Mansour, Robert Pugh
Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The stranger comes to a small western town searching for her father, but finding the truth will change her forever.

Director: Ross Bigley
Stars: Bai Ling, Cyn Dulay, Tom Reed
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Live-action feature based on the video game "King of Fighters".

Director: Gordon Chan
Stars: Maggie Q, Sean Faris, Will Yun Lee
Petty Cash (2010)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When debts are due, there's no where to hide and somebody's going to pay. A low level bag man, his wife, his brother, a stripper, the strip club owner, a junkie whore, a psychopathic mute, ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Bigley
Stars: Bai Ling, Cyn Dulay, Robert W.C. Kennedy
Ghost Machine (2009)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two technicians battle a vengeful spirit that has infected their stolen military software.

Director: Chris Hartwill
Stars: Sean Faris, Rachael Taylor, Luke Ford
Speed Dragon (2013)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The life of a world famous rock star. The life, the girls, the drugs.

Director: Dan Frank
Stars: Bai Ling, Dj Parker, Burgandi Phoenix
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

Director: Robert Longo
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren, Dina Meyer
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Director: Patrick Alessandrin
Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton
The Bait (2009)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Dariusz Zawislak
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Miroslaw Baka
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michelle
...
Christian
...
Jackie
...
Josephine Hayden
...
Mouse
...
Abraham
...
Solemn
...
Randall
Erin Layne ...
Aerean Flyer Announcer (as Eireann Layne)
Jeff Imada ...
Alley Guy
...
Bodyguard 1 (as Nils Stewart)
...
Bodyguard 2
...
Bodyguard 3
...
Bodyguard 4
...
Christian's Wife
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In the future, where people hack into DNA, Death is just an upgrade See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blade Gen - The Gene Generation  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Christian: [voice-over] Hayden Technologies... Birthplace of what was supposed to be our greatest scientific breakthrough.
See more »

Connections

References Brazil (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Sand of History
Written by Sever Bronny
Performed by Tribal Machine
Courtesy of Lamina Dereves Productions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Future Of The Future Isn't As Futuristic As It Used To Be
17 March 2009 | by (New Haven County, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Generally speaking, films which are set in the future really have to be "futuristic" in some way, shape or form. "The Gene Generation" is offered as being precisely that, but in its emotional impact and effect it is more like a bad dream from the 1930s, except in color. Lots of color.

The first thing the viewer encounters in this bizarre tale of family loyalty and love lost, is the grim cityscape of the anonymous city where everything happens. There's nothing shiny or bright about it.

Perhaps that was an effort by the author and director to 'locate' the viewer or audience in something at least a little bit familiar. Too bad that the cityscape has approximately as much charm as East Berlin in the mid-1950s !! There's trash everywhere, stuff blows around in circles in the ( seemingly ) never-ending wind, and it's always dark.

It rains. It doesn't rain. It rains. That part of the subtext of this otherwise very ambitious movie really is doubly maddening.

People live in high rise apartment buildings where there's running water and plenty of electricity, and gadgets, but nobody to clear the trash from the hallways. Huh ? The street scenes are the same, with futuristic clutter and debris all over the place, except on the sidewalks where the heroine -- Bai Ling, ravishing at forty-two -- is either walking or running.

Transportation in this urban desolation appears to consist only of elevators and floating-on-air 'flying Dutchmen' type sailing ships.

It all looks really, really strange and inevitably that becomes a nasty impediment to the story line itself, which is actually rather good.

The heroine is an anti-hero, a paid assassin with a brother who is a gambling junkie and a self-destructive idiot. Even his best friend and comrade eventually jettisons him, literally turning his back and then walking away. So, yes, there are touching moments in this otherwise ultra-violent and ultra-cynical story of ultra-modern revenge.

It is hard to recommend this movie for the plot, which is so cynical, and so dark and twisted; but, it is hard not to admire the effort in art and in cinema design which went into creating this futuristic urban hell on earth. That part, or parts, are quite amazing. Is this city located on some other planet, one which merely resembles our earth ?

We will most certainly never know the answer to that question.

Seven out of ten mostly for the delectable and dexterous Bai Ling and also for one truly nasty, skulking-around-places gangster-type villain.


15 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No way!! elcombo
A Film that makes even watching Bai Ling painful landloord
Bai Ling's Nipples EdwardF_13
release date? Levithain
base concept and costumes good but some weak characters spamandbacon
THIS BOARD SUX!!! lowlux-1
Discuss The Gene Generation (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?