Upgrade to perfect late-night thrills
which would place an implant in his spinal column. But even Grey isn’t prepared for just how advanced the Stem system is.
Best known as the co-creator of the Saw and Insidious horror franchises, Aussie screenwriter Leigh Whannell has crafted another crowdpleaser filled with gruesome deaths and ghoulish comedy.
Only his second turn behind the camera (after 2015’s Insidious: Chapter 3), Upgrade possesses the same swagger, visual flourishes and twistyturny narrative that made 2004’s original Saw such a breakout hit.
However, while the relentless action and revenge tale will appeal to fans of the recent John Wick movies (a comparison hard to miss given Marshall-Green’s resemblance to Wick star Keanu Reeves), Upgrade’s clear inspirations are much older.
This update is for anyone who loved dark 1980s action-horror comedies like Robocop, Dark Man and yes, Brain Damage.
Gleefully anarchic, winceinducing and laugh-out-loud in equal measure, Upgrade is perfect late evening entertainment. - James Croot
In Upgrade, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is frustrated with the police investigation into his wife’s murder.
Upgrade is for anyone who loved dark 1980s action-horror comedies.