Upgrade

Upgrade ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

"Hey. Would you do me a solid and hold that glass where I can drink it? Thank you."
"Alcohol impairs the signals from your brain. You will not be able to walk properly."
"I know. That's why they can charge money for it."
"It does not make sense that humans deliberately malfunction."
"Yeah, that's because your memories are filled with ones and zeroes, pal, and our memories are filled with every fuck-up we've ever made."

Upgrade is not your average action film. It's got a bit of horror mixed in, which isn't a surprise since the writer/director wrote and acted in Saw and it also acts as a warning against too much reliance on technology. I know that others have expressed disappointment with the ending, but I loved how it immediately made me think of Ex Machina and how Ava worked Caleb and Nathan into doing what she needed them to do to get out into the world. Nicely done.

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