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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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Bodyguard 2
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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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Even 4 stars is highly overrated
1 August 2010 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of sci-fi and I love both the steam punk and cyberpunk/cybergoth sense of aesthetics. As such I should love this film, right? I guess I should, but unfortunately "The Gene Generation" is much too sub-par for me to remotely like it.

The plot is an incohesive and boring mess, the editing is clumsy, the characters are undeveloped and uninteresting, the special effects are laughable, the acting is not worth mentioning, the action scenes are worthless, etc. I didn't expect much from a film this obscure, but "The Gene Generation" really blew away any expectations I had to leave only continuous nay-shaking behind.

The only reason why I'm not giving this film a bottom rating of 1/10 is because the soundtrack was somewhat enjoyable and matched the intended cyberpunk/cybergoth atmosphere and the outfits matched the soundtrack. Watch this film only if you're a hardcore fan of either EBM or cyberpunk/cybergoth and you don't give a damn about this film having any quality at all.


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