Wow, best I've seen in age's, a perfect 10 for a SCI FI... must have been scripted and directed by an AI!!!
excellent, brutal, fantastic, one of the best sci-fi.
@madrocker I was surprised to see actual rated R material in this movie. Going by status quo Hollywood they would've seen a great movie on their hands and neutered it to PG-13 to rake in as much cash as poss.
One of the best sci-fi/A.I. movies that I've seen. The actors were great especially the lead. He did amazing toggling between characters like that especially in the fight scenes. He did tha damn thang! Fantastic movie! 10/10 🌟
Yes, it is a fantastic movie. At first I thought it was just a lame ripoff of the old "Six Million Dollar Man" TV show, but it evolved WAY past that. If you don't think it's going anywhere, stick with it a bit longer. I'll give it 8/10.
Not a letdown at all, even better than I expected. Great flick!
WOW the other commenters weren't kidding---this is a riveting story, and very well done! Suspenseful throughout, with a strange techno musical score that fits the mood perfectly. I didn't know a single actor here (Australians, I think), but they were uniformly great in their roles and really drew the viewer in immediately. No Hollywood cookie-cutter stuff here; quite original! Hope there will be a sequel; there's surely more of this cautionary tale to tell. Recommended!
This was simply awesome! Guess I'm going to have to get myself watching more like this, as it seems I've been stuck on the thriller genre too long. Everything was good about this flick, the acting and the plot. I'd have to give it a 10/10. Recommended!
@𝓜𝓸𝓾𝓼𝓮*🐭 Going on right now!!! Also, want to give my condolences on the loss of your pet fly. Lulu told me. When is the funeral? I take it Green Bud recommended for this one?
holy sh*t,. if you like scifi then watch this as soon as you can,,.,.
This film really blew me away. I loved the Grey/Stem "relationship" , the fight scenes, and the "internal" monologues. This is definitely the type of film that kept me glued to the screen the entire time because it was not just entertaining, it was innovative, despite a synopsis that makes it sound average (at least when I read it). The fight scenes were amazing the ending was "realistic" to me, so I didn't feel let down that they took a short cut there.
@ Thanks for the recommendation RB - I would not have watched going by the synopsis but was pleasantly surprised and entertained by all the aspects of the story and the main actor added a deft comedic touch to the proceedings. TTU (Two Thumbs Up)
@😷.box.😷 I'm glad you enjoyed it. So did I. I'm glad I could at least somewhat convey my feelings about it and that it was helpful to you. :)
Pretty cool fight scenes, the story is decent and there is a twist if you think you've got it figured out. I really enjoy AI movies like this and I'm really glad it's not cookie cutter.
OMG!!!! This is the best movie I have ever seen in my life!!! By the end, I had tears streaming down my face, and applauding!!!. Best movie ever!!!! I haven't seen anything so futuristic since The Fifth Element. This movie puts The Fifth Element to shame. It's so smart, and the fight scenes are so awesome. And there are so many twists, and turns it will leave your mind spinning!!! Highly recommended if you are into futuristic movies, or technology, or Transhumanism. The copy I watched was in HD. 10 out of 10!!!!
Whatever Telesync is, the optics weren't bad. The sound was loud enough, but had a little reverb, but you can still hear it ok. This was a pretty good movie actually. It was intriguing and wasn't boring at all.
I don't think it was supposed to funny, but in some parts, I couldn't help chuckling when Stem did his thing.
I dont know why I didnt watch this sooner. I guess the synopsis kinda deterred me a bit but man what a treat this movie was. I hope there is a sequel. Everything about this movie was spot on. It was funny, exciting, heart breaking, intense, action packed, and story drives it all home to near perfection. 10/10
I was gonna wait for this one to come out in HD, but since I kept seeing all the great comments about it, I decided to go ahead and watch the TS copy. The is an incredible movie. The TS copy is good, so thank you linkers. To me this is a unique story within all the AI/technology movies out there. The fight scenes were amazing. I really like how they ended it. I could even see a sequel being made. 9/10
@rickgrimesrocks Me too!
Totally agree with everyones positive remarks on this.
I felt it was the Bladerunner2 that could have been and without the overrated Jared Leto ( sorry ladies )
It was pure film noir , edgy, convincing with a great script, acting and direction and once again proves that you dont need a mega budget to make a great film.
I cared about the main characters and the twists and turns were all surprising but well planned.
Lots of violence, which was justified and a convincing baddie as well.
5/5 and lets hope we get more like this in the future.
This was so good, I was engrossed, dont miss a minute, all the comments say the same, its so worth a second watch, which I will do again soon, fantastic casting, fab acting and unique storyline, 10/10 from me.
The best in scifi, whether it is print, cinema, or tv always shows knowledge of existing technology, theory, and the "bleeding edge". This movie does it all in spades. AI, nano-tech, implant technology and their interactions are all here. This is what may happen "the day after tomorrow".
There are corporate and government conspiracy, disabled veterans, and good intentions perverted.
It is well-written and well-acted. The sets, props, and designs are flawless.
None of the cast are overexposed Hollywood staples.
If you are into revenge-driven heroes (Batman, Punisher, Charles Bronson, etc.) this is your movie.
The end is sad and cautionary, and all too plausible.
Sadly, unless someone writes a better review, it will probably wind up on the list of 2018s 'Best SciFi That No One Watched'.
If you are a fan of sci-fi movies, then watch it. you will never be disappointed.
Captivating and Exciting movie, you will like this movie if you like anything with AI and human coexistence. Has a great ending and the acting was spot on. I enjoyed this very much.
Just watch it 10/10 for me
BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! What a wild ride that was. The beginning part of this film had me thinking about the new "Venom" movie fixing to come out. I'm going to have to watch this a few more times. I'm not going to spoil this for anybody as some may have. Please watch this & then watch it again. Get's a 5/5 from me.
I agree with all the positive comments. Nothing more I can add. 5/5!!!
One of the better SiFis I've seen in a long time. A different take on the dangers of developing AI. Well worth watching if just for the Stem character.
Cool story 8/10 the ending was left maybe for a part 2.
Pretty good. Storyline and action was on top. I would hope there's a sequel or some kind of continuance to the story with that ending. Keeps your attention for sure.
Finally! An awesome movie and a must watch!
I suffer through a lot of bad movies hoping... no hoping here. If you like tech and sci-fi this movie is excellent.
Stem approves of everyone's appreciation :)
Now THAT was a great flick! If you're into action sci-fi, you will NOT be disappointed! An easy 8/10 stars and a "highly recommended" rating from me!
Hollywood, take notice...this is how you do a movie righttt! What a great movie from start to finish. I [SPOILER]never saw the final bit coming. Should have been obvious to me, but I always figured it was aaron only. I can't wait for the continuation, but I can't imagine how that would play out. Just a sweet ride of a movie, with an eye widening ending that is brilliant.
@THE_Professor & @thedp
You two do realize that your comments are a big tease to us folk that can't afford the theaters, right?
Next time please take a camera with you and then post it here, please, pretty please, pretty please with a cherry on top.
@michael59 Sorry bro! Will definitely do that next time. lol
FANTASTIC movie!!Lots of action.Great acting,etc.MUST SEE!I just loved it...
Pretty good... 8/10
Vid quality about a 6.5 (a bit dark) Audio about a 5 (muffled/distorted here and there)
Plot/Story line, like a digital twist on Batman story... Acting, good. They packed a lot into the short time, so skips and jumps but not too much to wreck it. Great double twist at the end. Action/Fight scenes were well rounded, but IMO not enough of them...
I hope this isn't a spoiler but, nice theory on how AI might sneak in and take over.
Thanks for the upload, Aces.
Break out the Suds-N-Buds early for this one! You don`t want to miss a minute of this, and no distractions!! You`ll miss something vital which will blow the whole movie. A Great story of a modern day Frankenstein in computer chip form needing a human host, and the damned thing is evolving. The acting was very good, and not cheesy, from a group of nobodies. The special effects were Fantastic!! Some of these guys are part machine gun and human. Action Galore with quite a few edge of your seat scenes. One of the few Best out this summer. 5/5.
@PAUL58 I have to ask what is this suds n buds?
@MPA2000 A `SUDS-N-BUDS` are in my scenario, a six pack of `Budweiser` and since it`s legal out here in Ca., Good Green Bud Pot. HAVE A HAPPY!!
@PAUL58 DUDE! Use spoiler insert before ruining it for others. Sheesh!
I will place this movie in my top 10 sci-fi movies.
Very nice. It exceeded my expectations. An unexpected story on the "upgrade of...? We are in an age when many of us have, or will have some artificial Intelligence controlling part of our bodies. From a pacemaker to seizure control, and everything in between. Will there be a limit, or will we trade one part of our worn out or malfuncioning body for an artificial part until there is nothing human left? What will happen when Artificial intelligence becomes greater than ours? Some of the events shown in the movie are already in use. If only on a developemental scale. I would have liked a little more light. In places it was too gloomy.. But it had good fight scenes, and gave you you a lot to think about. Especially in the area of depending on AI for everything that you need. WILL we become victims of our own success? GREAT ending! Who was it that got upgraded? Well done. 10/10
I am surprised at how good this movie is! It's almost a perfect movie. 4.5/5
@lamusette yes, surprised wondering where this great film was hiding for 2 years now? never heard about it at all.
@druiddude That's how I felt when I watched Brawl in cell block 99 and Bone Tomahawk. They go a bit harder, but they are still really great movies. Killer writing. Killer acting. Clever and intense.
oowee, best movie ever?
This movie is pretty dope. Went to see it with a friend and I had zero expectations but it was freaking awesome. I think it just got "buried" by all the big movies coming out. Wish more people saw it. Definitely worth a checkout!
@Mister_Doctor agreed. saw this in theaters. was really spectacular.
This is now my most favorite sci-fi movie; I'd dare to say next to Blade Runner! The story was wonderfully written; In that you think it is moving in a linear direction to have it radically change (what I mean is that you will be surprised lol). The photography was professionally done as was the choreographed action sequences. The acting was superb and doesn't hold any major Hollywood names which I think is a good thing. Anyway from the very first fight scene you'll be smiling/engrossed/shocked/sickened, yes just from the first fight scene..10/10 for me
Great movie, Crazy ending
The fight scene computer override was actually stolen from a [SPOILER]Japanese sci fi short "Breaker"..
It was a cute short if you have time to watch it.
@MPA2000 not even lying at all.,.,, if that were a series i'd watch for days.,,. it's so Ghost in the shell i'm melting
@MPA2000 Thxx I'm gonna check it out!
After reading all the comments, I may have to give this movie another chance. I started watching, and got about 20 minutes into it, and it didn't hold my interest at all. Great quality on the copy I watched, so thanks for that "linkers".
That was a really good movie, very entertaining. I loved everything about it, the actors were great especially the lead, really liked him. I also hope there is a part 2. It is a film worth watching! Even if your not a sci fi person you'll most likely still love it.
This was one hell of a movie. The acting was great and the story was freaking awesome. I hadn't seen a sci-fi action movie this good in a long time. Good choice for the lead male too. 9.5/10 🌟 this is definitely going in my favorites.
WOW! Awesome movie! I definitely recommend.
Very good movie. Enjoyed it.
What are you talking about SonofSun? All the poor reviews? 87% on RottenTomatoes (118 positive reviews, 18 negative) and 7.6 on IMDB.
This movie deserved all the good reviews 👏. I don't know how I missed this one. A perfect action and sci-fi flick. It's scary to think how far we go with technology, Stem was completely homicidal and crazy lol. This was a great movie to watch on a boring Sunday with no football. If you like sci-fi and action and haven't seen this I highly recommend it.
In the not to distant future, high tech is a a peak in society, so when a tragic event trigger an inventor labored for paraplegic individuals is inserted into a mans body it does all the physical things for him that he cannot, in the chase to find out who was at fault of the tragic night, this invention takes over and does quite the damage not just to civilians who are not "tech-ed" but to advanced armored killing man-chines as well. A well written and stellar acting production from start to finish.
Kinda crazy and full of twist but its not worst film if like violent sci fi its ok watch
This is probably one of my most favorite movies to watch. Especially a movie from 2018. It's a pretty thrilling movie and can be quite disturbing at points. With Neuralink being developed and on the rise for some reason, I felt compelled to come back and watch this again.
I liked it from beginning to end. And the ending (from a sci-fi perspective) made sense. [SPOILER]Not everyone gets a happy ending.. I'm glad the writers decided to explore this film from a transhumanist idea and showcasing the downsides to it. It sucks what happened in the end. [SPOILER]My question is, if STEM was just a computer, did he attain consciousness somehow? Because if he is just a piece of technology then why would he DESIRE to have a body? Does this mean we will get an Upgrade movie Part 2? I hope so!
a good blum house movie
Leigh Wannell: one to watch
wow Upgrade is an all around winner for the empty head space i was in at the time ~ ready to lose myself in an AI sci fi action drama with just the right sprinkling of basic FX and unique super-synced Fast-Time Choreography that made it all fly way high up in the scifi sky. the movie gathers momentum propelled by a tight smart script - not too hot not too cold - and natural plot suspense mystery drama character development return turn around and a twist or two to tie it all up in a big believable Brain Banging bow. there were no breaks in continuity when i said thats bullsh*t or bad timing. well ok ive been a little desperate since westworld is so long ago and still far away, so its not quite as good as the very best but i couldnt find room to knock it down from 10 to even 91/2 stars. Try it i will guarantee it'll satisfy any AI scifi starved mind. gobble gobble good! and thanks to Breadman for the recommend. My movie jones-ing is cured! for at least the afternoon.
Great film. Plenty to think about, very interesting, but also lots of action. A perfect mix of big thoughts and big drama. I'd rate it as much as 9 out of 10. And the thing is, sci-fi is not really my thing. I like it but I prefer other kinds of film, And yet this sci-fi was really good for me. I'd watch it again. Highly recommend.
i think stem is keeping this offline lol
Hmmm... I nearly turned this off after the awful start. Then it got good very quickly, only to spiral into an unrecoverable nose dive until the end. It could have been such a great film but it ultimately fell way short for me.
This was original and a great concept and could easily have been a 7/10 but after the terrible acting from the mother and token black female cop (that's been done to death)... the unnecessary and cheesy one liners/failed humour during the action scenes… the overly choreographed fight scenes that only ever worked in The Matrix... the use of lines to explain things that really don't need explanation to anyone with a brain... and I could go on.
The main character did a very good job.
5/10 but only just.
@CaptainRhodes are you a fiction writer? oh that was your review?
So bummed out that it was a typical horror movie ending. Saw it coming from a mile away, confirmed it by reading the plot, and didn't bother watching the rest. The concept itself was entertaining, just not worth watching when I could figure out the whole movie 20 minutes in.
I had some reservations before watching this movie because of all the poor reviews it received ... and regrettably, I have to say it's all true. This is really a crappy movie. Sure, Scifi and special effects galore, but the movie itself presents itself poorly plotted and scripted, and very, very poorly acted. The entire movie borders on the farcical, a lackluster attempt to entertain at the least. I got exceedingly bored halfway through the movie already and remained so throughout. Yawn....
Spend your time better peeps! Like watching the neighbor's dog taking a crap on your lawn. At least that plot has a purpose!
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