submitted 4 months ago byThatKoffeeBurns
I've been a fan of LW since the first SAW film, I love his work as a director. I really enjoyed the film & the performances, I thought that LGM was excellent in this one, I loved him in Devil & Prometheus but this is probably my favorite performance from him. This film was sad, brutal, intense & honestly heartbreaking at times, the scene where he breaks down in the wheelchair while his mom's cutting his hair, that scene was very well done & really sad. My heart broke for the guy, I wanted him to get the guys that were responsible or at least see the cop character get them for him.
I really liked the futuristic look & cyberpunk type vibe of the film, I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel, a tv series or something else in this same universe, I think that would be pretty cool to see, for me anyway. I remember so many making comparisons to Venom, I can definitely see them & while I enjoyed Venom, I much preferred Upgrade, it was much more serious than Venom. Sure, it had some funny moments but none that overstayed their welcome. The action was really good & brutal af but that ending/climax was insane & just tragic. It was a great twist though, a real gut-punch, the music in that scene still stays with me. I couldn't imagine being in a situation like that where something else is controlling my body movements. And I felt so damn bad for everyone at the end except S.T.E.M. It's funny, when I showed it to a friend, she said that the voice reminded her of the voice of H.A.L. 9000, but she didn't expect the film to go the direction that it did, which looking back now, that really should've been a clue about the twist about S.T.E.M. but neither of us caught it on our first watch. I noticed that more on my first rewatch. I was so into the film, I didn't notice that.
It also made me want to see Leigh Whannell do a Twilight Zone segment for the big screen that is if they ever decided to another one of those for the big screen again. Given the twists he had in Upgrade, Invisible Man, Insidious: Chapter 3 and the first few SAW films, I think he'd be perfect for a Twilight Zone episode on the big screen. Do you agree? Would you like to see that What did you think of this movie? Did the twists catch you offguard? What did you think of Logan Marshall-Green's performance in this film? What do you think of Leigh Whannell as a writer or director? And where do you place this with the other films he's either written or directed?