Upgrade of Leigh Whannell | Review
With Upgrade the Blumhouse has produced his masterpiece and Leigh Whannell has been confirmed as one of the most promising authors of the panorama b-movie american. There is a taste in the staging of this story, as his antagonists was assembled with parts from third parties (the citations are many), that is so obvious as to capture the viewer and transport force in the world, which already seems to be seen, but who is given a uniqueness.
Lately all the little scifi low budget independent stepped out for the cinema have been labeled – sometimes with reason – as the extended version of an episode of Black Mirror, but to define the Upgrade in this sense, it would be somewhat reductive: the film Whannell, who is from the saga of Saw as a screenwriter, and that he had already done to see good things with Insidious 3 – The Beginning (his debut in the long), dig into the mythology of the b-movie underground american of the years ’70-’80, takes a bit of RoboCop and a bit of " The Avenger of the Night, giving Logan Marshall-Green, the same mission of vengeance that had Charles Bronson in the film of Michael Winner, but rather than dig into the social satire of the Paul Verhoeven throws in a veiled philosophical reflections of the mold of purely japanese (the relation between man and machine/organic-inorganic Ghost in the Shell Tetsuo: The Iron Man Shinya Tsukamoto). But if you do not want to take advantage of them will remain there, buried from the 100 minutes of pure entertainment that is a mix between the Matrix and John Wick.
In the near future, still too far for the flying machines and the erratic weather of Blade Runner, but close enough for the drones-the police officers who patrol the streets and cars with auto-pilot, Grey Trace (Marshall-Green) is a man out of time, is practical, and who likes to get their hands dirty, and in fact is a mechanic and repairs of classic cars that are still in gasoline. He is married to Asha, which is the opposite of him, not only in step with the times, but builds the future, working for a company that develops super-technologies, and in fact wears the pants in the house.
After a terrible accident, Grey will remain quadriplegic, but thanks to the device STEM not only regain mobility may be, you will also have access to the next step of human evolution: half machine and half human, must find the murderers of his wife.
Upgrade is all that Venom would have to be stark and direct, violent, fun, compact and uncompromising: if Ruben Fleischer for his cinecomic with Tom Hardy had tapped into a story so dry and focused, if we had been made to feel so much of the dilemmas and dramas of his protagonist, " if he gave a relationship as a concrete cause and effect in the relationship between the symbiont and the host (how beautiful are the dialogues between the Grey and the device STEM) then maybe he would have been remembered as one of the best cinecomic ever made. Things as we know are going to be different, but fortunately, Leigh Whannell, Logan Marshall-Green (who is the younger brother, the high-Hardy) and especially Jason Blum came to fix it.
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