We can call Upgrade a cross between Blade Runner and John Wick, but if you think you are watching a film based on a story by Philip K. Dick, you would be wrong.
Everywhere I go in the interwebs, I only see people saying good things about Upgrade, so I went in pretty positive that I was going to enjoy this Sci-fi/ Revenge/ Thriller, and sure enough, I did.
I mean, what is not to love? Violence, gore, twist, turns, and my newest celebrity crush Logan Marshall-Green, all the clues point for Upgrade to be the winner that it is.
Grey is a simple man living in the future: he’s got a sweet job fixing old school cars and loves his wife - that’s all he cares about.
When out of the blue a gang of toughs kill his beautiful spouse and leave him paralysed from the neck down, his priorities shift a gear (ba-dum-tss) and after a quick succession of events he acquires a pretty out there futuristic enhancement,
Grey then makes the decision to seek revenge and get the people that ruined his life.
In fact, Leigh is better known for: having the genius idea, writing (together with James Wan) and also starring in the first Saw; co-writing, again with Wan, Dead Silence; co-writing and starring in the hilarious Horror-Com Cooties, and to prove he’s only human, he sadly burdened humanity with the wildly overrated Insidious franchise, and even had a hand at directing the third... But hey, no one is perfect!
Some fussy people might have a gripe with the fact that there might be a few plot holes, but who cares? What Sci-Fi film doesn’t?
For a few seconds at the end of the film, do try and restrain from the urge to throw your TV out of the window, because if you wait a little longer you will see you did not waste 100 minutes watching this movie, the real ending is actually pretty dark.
You will also be happy to know the chances of a sequel have already been taken into consideration, even though at this point the information is at a bare minimum.