Up­grade to per­fect late-night thrills

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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.

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