Monday, 18 June 2018

No. 50 (2018) Upgrade June 11th.

Film No. 50 (2018) June 11th.  6:45 PM EVENT Cinemas Innaloo.                        

"As a quadriplegic it must be frustrating for you, someone who likes to get things done with their hands." (Profound words uttered to Grey Trace after the track incident which changes his life for ever).

Billed as a horror flick, Upgrade is more a futuristic thriller with the odd scene depicting horrific violence. It's sure to get a following due to its smart concept and old fashioned revenge and redemption themes. Popeye ate spinach to take on super-human strength, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) gets help of the I.T. variety after he is rendered a quadriplegic in the most tragic of circumstances. But Grey is a convincing hero, one we root for from the first time we meet him.  He tinkers with cars from our world when all the while A.I. operates around him. He's grounded and uncomplicated. Director Leigh Whannell created Saw in Australia fifteen years ago, shopped it around Hollywood and the rest is history. Upgrade may very well be his cleverest, slickest project so far. 9GUMS.

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