Fresh from producer Jason Blum through Blumhouse Productions is the ridiculously awesome science fiction horror film Upgrade. Written and directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Logan Marshall-Green in the lead as Grey Trace, with Betty Gabriel, Harrison Gilbertson and Benedict Hardie. Following the Blumhouse formula, Upgrade was produced on a budget of $3-5 million and has already swept up over $9 million at the Box Office in the US.
Set in the future Grey Trace is implanted with an Artificial Intelligence chip named STEM to help him after he is left paralysed and his wife murdered in a brutal mugging. With permission, STEM gives Grey the physical abilities to seek vengeance on those involved, leaving a bloody mess.
Even though there were plenty of unoriginal key plot points, Marshall-Green performed a unique, whilst comical version of the host to AI. Unexpected action, gore, suspense and horror. A must watch.
Reviewed by Riley Hooper