Upgrade ★★★½

Upgrade wears its influences on its sleeve and while it isn't delivering anything new or substantial, it's looking forward as much as it's looking back. Shot competently and stylishly, and with a familiar story arc, Saw creator Leigh Whannel's vision elevates it's B-movie tropes and tired techno-anxiety narrative to create a gory and surprisingly potent genre flick.

As funny as it is bloody, fusing together The Terminator, 70s grindhouse and modern action, Whannel delivers a slice of fun, pulpy, near-future techsploitation.

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