Upgrade

Upgrade ★★★½

As much as I'm really over Sad Man Revenge Films that open with a Wife Getting Murdered and end with Nihilism, I have to admit that Upgrade is about as fascinating as movies like that get. The action cinematography and choreography are wonderful, the darkly amusing human-vs.-AI banter suggests a much better version of the movie Venom, and there's something inherently interesting about a protagonist in a very violent revenge film who doesn't actually want to kill anyone.

There's also a non-binary character for a second, which is cool.

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