Upgrade ★★★★½

I expected this to be a brain off at the door, check out sort of movie and it to be around a 2.5 star average film. I was happily surprised that it wasn’t that. This is a super interesting sci-fi movie (although it is oddly grounded) with some savage fight sequences which were such a blast to enjoy. Something that really sticks out in my mind was the first fight with the mouth bit, that looked so awesome. I wasn’t expecting the juicy practical gore effects in this film though, so that was a real welcome surprise. It makes all of the gore and violence look so much better; far better than CGI. Honestly, when STEM came into the picture, it ramped up another level of enjoyment for me. What’s quite nice as well, is they wrote an ending which could have been risky to pull off which I appreciated. I think they did pull of the ending as well. It was a ballsy movie.

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