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Upgrade | Average Guy Movie Review

After a vicious attack leaves mechanic Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) paralysed from the neck down and his wife Asha (Melanie Vallejo) dead, he slumps into a deep depression. But when an experimental microchip - called STEM - offers him the chance of walking again, Grey sees the opportunity to seek revenge against those who killed his wife. For STEM is much more than a microchip, it's an advanced form of artificial intelligence, one that grants Grey a lot more than the ability to walk. The only question is; who's really in control? Director Leigh Whannell raises an interesting question with this cyberpunk thriller; how far would you go to get the use of your body back? This shiny yet gritty look at the "not too distant future" raises some good points for both sides of that argument. Something Grey certainly learns the hard way as he sets off on his quest for vengeance. In many ways it's much like RoboCop, his perfect life is torn to pieces in ultra viol

Get Out | Average Guy Movie Review

Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) is headed with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to meet her parents for the first time, at their country estate. Despite an uncomfortable first meeting, Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener) seem welcoming and Chris settles in for the weekend. But odd occurrences around the house and strange behaviour from the staff and guests lead Chris to believe that something terrible is happening and that he should...get out! Jordan Peele makes his directorial debut with Get Out, 2017's Best Rated Film on Rotten Tomatoes. As debuts go, this is by far one of the best. Peele has created a narrative that's more than just entertaining, it's deeply symbolic of the current racial climate in the US. It's also got to be one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen! I'm not usually a fan of horror movies, but this isn't a horror movie in the traditional sense. Personally, I would describe Get Out as a realistic interp