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- Benedict Hardie, Betty Gabriel, Christopher Kirby, Clayton Jacobson, Harrison Gilbertson, Linda Cropper, Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Michael M. Foster, Richard Anastasios, Richard Cawthorne, Rosco Campbell, Sachin Joab, Simon Maiden
- Leigh Whannell
- Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller
- June 1, 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.
I really didn't know much about this movie heading into it. I knew it was tech related and I'm a tech guy by nature, so I was somewhat interested to see where the story would take me.
This film is partially categorized as "SciFi", but I don't think I would lump it into what I would normally consider as SciFi. However, this film is sort of Science Fiction in the purest sense. It is literally a fictional work revolving around science and technology...a different kind of SciFi.
The story tightly combines a good old fashion revenge story with futuristic technology and murderous intrigue. I thought the tech was pretty cool and there were a few twists and turns in the narrative to keep me interested. But, the story is not what was most entertaining for me. I really like the lead actor Tom Hardy look-alike Logan Marshall-Green ("Across the Universe", "Prometheus", "Snowden" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming". This guy looks enough like Tom Hardy that when I first started looking into this film, I thought it was Hardy. Logan is not a strict knock-off of Hardy, but the similarity is close enough to add some extra appeal to his on-screen chemistry. I like him in this role, as well as some of his previous roles. I think we'll see more and more of Mr. Marshall-Green before Hollywood is done with him.
None of the other performances really jumped out at me, but there was definitely some onscreen steam between Marshall-Green and his onscreen wife played by Melanie Vallejo. I wouldn't mind seeing her in a few more things in the future.
I think this is a good movie...not great, but pretty good. I can recommend it for those who like technology storylines...especially futuristic technology.
I give this movie 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.