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Upgrade(Review)[Terrifying Theatrical Tuesday]


A movie that is part action, part techno-thriller, it explores what it means to have your humanity totally subservient to technology. It is set in a time where everyone is totally reliant on machines to do their work for them. When everyday man Grey is attacked and sees his wife killed, and is left paralyzed, he is consumed by thoughts of revenge. He is given the option to volunteer in an experimental program called STEM, a device that would give him a new lease on life. Everything has a price as he finds out, and risks become more machine than man as he seeks his revenge.


This is an interesting movie as you Grey struggle with his morality that machines don't have or comprehend. There is definitely more going on here that he does not realize. As he finds out more and more about his wife's killers, it leads him more into a rabbit hole surrounding himself and why he was chosen as a candidate to volunteer. The ending of the movie is a real gut punch as it tricks you into thinking it will have a happy ending when it goes a total opposite direction. It was pretty neat. It's also neat when fight sequences are shown as you see Grey move like he is an actual machine. You see Grey go from being appaled by what he is doing, to almost accepting it as natural. But when STEM attempts to force him to make choices that crossed the line, he of course tries to fight back but is grimly reminded that he has no choice in certain situations.


I enjoyed this movie, and I believe you will as well. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend doing so. If you have already seen Upgrade, let me know your thoughts below!!


Till next time,stay safe and stay scared!! -Tha Thrilla-

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