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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 violent fash…