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Upgrade (2018, W/D: Whannell) S: Logan Marshall-Green



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Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.

Not Man. Not Machine. More.

From Leigh Whannell, visionary creator of SAW and INSIDIOUS, UPGRADE is in theaters 6/1.
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Just saw this trailer last night.

I am IN!
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Looks good, but I think that trailer gave away too much.

Basically, he's Blue Beetle except no suit and it's a chip instead of a scarab.
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This looks good. Im in, but it could turn out to be bad. lol
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Looks like a solid dark comedy, so I'll watch it.
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Holy shit, I just filled the cup. Looks INSANE!

I'm so in.
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Shit, still waiting for this movie.

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Yup, I'll be there.
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Damn this movie looks wild.

Originally Posted by candyrocket786 View Post
Looks good, but I think that trailer gave away too much.
Agreed
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Re: Upgrade (2018, W/D: Whannell) S: Logan Marshall-Green

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Shit, still waiting for this movie.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought this when seeing the thread title.
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Opens this week. Currently 77% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/upgrade_2018

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Can't wait!
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Looks fun. Even getting good reviews so far.
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The only thing even on my radar this weekend. Glad the reviews say it's crazy fun.
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Just got back from this -- holy fucking shit. The violence and brutality was off the hook!


I was all like:




Leigh Wannell has another winner on his hands. I do believe this got a semi-wide release. My crowd was great and most reacted to the violence appropriately. There's also a lot of heart and some of the material does navigate through some dark territory. I read that this will probably get an UNRATED release on Blu-ray, so can't wait!
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This is the Venom movie we need...but don't deserve.

Anyway, just got back from seeing it. It really is a friggin' terrific old-school SF action thriller that would make Cameron, Carpenter, and Verhoeven proud.
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Well, if this thread is any indication -- I don't think the film will do well. Have any of the members on this forum seen it yet? Thoughts?
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This was great and everyone should see it this weekend. It's a shame it's not going to do well. Movies with 20 times its budget wish they could pull off sci-fi this well. If you're a fan of Carpenter and Cronenberg, you should check this out.

I literally yelled "oh shit" with that one graphic kill.

Great soundtrack. Great shots during the action.

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Re: Upgrade (2018, W/D: Whannell) S: Logan Marshall-Green

My local Drafthouse has been hyping it for weeks. Maybe I'll see it during the week, but even the redband trailer didn't impress me.

Edit: okay. Dex's comment makes me want to see it now.
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I didn't see Stuckman posted a review earlier today. I just watched it after posting. Pretty much agree with everything he says, though I'd probably rate a little higher:

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This movie is great. I had a few minor issues with it but the fight scenes are worth the ticket alone.

And it isn't just all violence constantly. It actually takes its time to get to those scenes but when it does...woah!

Very enjoyable.

My only issue was mainly that
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STEM waited until the most inopportune moment to suddenly say he needs a hacker. Why didn't it suggest that before they went to the bar? I know...more drama this way but it still wasn't logical. The other minor issue I had was a few times where the main character was taking directions from STEM when he should have just let STEM handle the issue. Like running from the bad guys, writing shit down, etc.

I also guessed that they were after the main guy and not his wife but didn't suspect that it was STEM behind every step. So that was a nice twist. I also liked the ending in that it wasn't happy.


My rating: **** out of *****

Took my 14 year old to it and he loved it.
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This movie is great. I had a few minor issues with it but the fight scenes are worth the ticket alone.

And it isn't just all violence constantly. It actually takes its time to get to those scenes but when it does...woah!

Very enjoyable.

My only issue was mainly that
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STEM waited until the most inopportune moment to suddenly say he needs a hacker. Why didn't it suggest that before they went to the bar? I know...more drama this way but it still wasn't logical. The other minor issue I had was a few times where the main character was taking directions from STEM when he should have just let STEM handle the issue. Like running from the bad guys, writing shit down, etc.

I also guessed that they were after the main guy and not his wife but didn't suspect that it was STEM behind every step. So that was a nice twist. I also liked the ending in that it wasn't happy.


My rating: **** out of *****

Took my 14 year old to it and he loved it.

It's typical Leigh Wannell. The endings will always fuck you up and I'm glad for them.
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Originally Posted by faust69 View Post
This is the Venom movie we need...but don't deserve.

Anyway, just got back from seeing it. It really is a friggin' terrific old-school SF action thriller that would make Cameron, Carpenter, and Verhoeven proud.
Funny you mentioned this because I kept thinking LMG pretty much resembled Tom Hardy and I'm wondering if Venom will have some similarities.

Fucking loved this film. The theater pretty much lost their shit during
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all the violent deaths
and the Mystic Force chick was ultra hot in this film.

I'm definitely planning to watch it again. Shame its just a limited release.

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