Upgrade

Upgrade ★★★★★

I was not ready.

This thing is a RUSH. Following a surprisingly affecting opening, the pace is utterly thunderous. Art direction is a perfect blend of Blade Runner industrialisation mixed with Matrix-esque stylisation, peppered with a cinematographical style I'd never seen. The action scenes alone are unlike anything else, eliciting cheers and winces in equal measure.

Such a brutal depiction of transhumanism is both badass and terrifying; riveting and disgusting - something the film uses to remind us of the fragility of human beings, plus how enticing the very idea of bio-augmented enhancements can be.

Upgrade gave me the same "utterly exquisite concept and execution" vibes as The Matrix and Inception. Go watch it. Simple as.