UPGRADE is a thrilling and hyper violent vision of the future from the producers of GET OUT and THE PURGE, and the creator of SAW and INSIDIOUS. After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green, SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. The cure - an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM - gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything he experiences and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.


Review

Upgrade is type of movie or TV show that might have been made in the 70’s and 80's,Charles Bronson’s Death Wish (Not the inferior Bruce Willis remake) and The Exterminator and the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man are just a few that Upgrade has more than a passing resemblance to.

It does feel like that Blumhouse Productions are looking to create their own superhero franchise with Upgrade.

The action comes thick and fast as Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green) seeks vengeance on the bad guys that killed his wife. The story does become more and more preposterous as Stem, the artificial intelligence that’s been planted in Trace’s body, takes more control of him.

Upgrade is nothing more than an entertaining B movie that would be best appreciated accompanied with a six pack of beer and a pizza. It’s might not be highbrow entertainment but it’s highly tongue in cheek enjoyable entertainment.





Upgrade (15)

1h 40m

Director: Leigh Whannell Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson

UK Release: Friday 31st August 2018







Upgrade - Meet Stem - Clip

Upgrade - Enjoy The Ride - Clip