Surrogates (2009)

Jonathan Mostow is the director of Surrogates, another of his noted films was U-571(which he was also the writer). The last film he directed, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines(2003)  performed well below industry expectations.

Surrogates (2009)

Surrogates (2009)

Surrogates  based on a 2005–2006 comic book. It’s the year 2017 and everybody lives in isolation using remotely-controlled robots to live their lives. Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) is an FBI agent who, through the use of his surrogate, investigates a murder of  the son of Dr. Lionel Canter (James Cromwell), the original inventor of surrogates.

The world in this film is filled with people that never leave their bedrooms, never interact with each other. The film asks questions about how man might evolve with machines taking over more and more of our lives. It’s an interesting question but not explored that well in the movie.  It’s not a surprise that Greer is beat up and knocked around for most of the movie—it’s just what you expect from a Willis character.

“For all I know, you could be some big fat dude sittin’ in his stem chair with his dick hanging out.”

06/10——-Fast moving average Sci-Fi movie

Average Rating: 4.5/10 (2 ratings)

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