Upgrade (2018)


Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. (IMDb)
A pretty standard revenge plot (cool twist/ending aside) is elevated by some interesting sci-fi schlock, along with some creative choreography/cinematography (see that spinning camera during fight scenes; the “first person shooter” angle), strong supporting performances (see Hardie as the chilling Fisk; Gilbertson as the troubled Eron) and dashes of surprising humour from Marshall-Green’s refreshingly dynamic take on the man-on-a-revenge-mission trope (“you didn’t know that I was a ninja!”).
7.5/10 (Really Good)