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The Gene Generation (2007)

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
Erin Layne ...
Aerean Flyer Announcer (as Eireann Layne)
Jeff Imada ...
Alley Guy
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Bodyguard 1 (as Nils Stewart)
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Bodyguard 2
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Bodyguard 3
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Bodyguard 4
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Christian's Wife
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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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In the future, where people hack into DNA, Death is just an upgrade 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)  »

Also Known As:

Blade Gen - The Gene Generation  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Christian: [voice-over] Hayden Technologies... Birthplace of what was supposed to be our greatest scientific breakthrough.
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Pretentious without substance or workmanship
17 February 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The film is not all bad, it has it's charm but the good parts are too few and far between. The acting is generally very unconvincing, still Bai Ling and Alec Newman are more or less OK most of the time. Parry Shen is awful and overacts all the time, a shame since he has a big role in the movie.

The story is weak with terrible plot holes. The emotional development is rushed and very hard to relate to. Bai Lings hard core assassin with a yearning for romance feels like two characters pushed into the same person.

The CGI is very sub-par for a movie made in 2007, I've seen Xbox 360 games with more realistic graphics.

The movie seems to rely entirely on Bai Lings push-up costumes and she is heavily exploited throughout the movie.

The worst part, however, is the pretentious artsy cuts and slow scenes that wants to make this movie into a cult classic, all of which feels embarrassing considering the apparent weaknesses of the narration, pacing, acting and CGI.

Watch it if you're a sucker for the genre, like I am. But keep your fast forward button handy.


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