Movie Club Upgrade (Episode 104)

WHOA! What did we just see? This weekend, Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious, Happy Death Day) unleashed a mean machine. It’s a body-horror flick called Upgrade, written & directed by Leigh Whannell, who gave us the Saw and Insidious franchises. Robocop, The Crow, and the classic works of John Carpenter all run through the oil-and-steel-infected bloodstream of this revenge thriller. Having survived a ghastly mugging, Logan Marshall Green (24, Spider-Man Homecoming) is given a chance to battle the bionic gang that leaves his wife dead and his body as a quadriplegic. How? By implanting a system that allows his body superhuman strength. Of course, no technology is ever perfect, and soon the investigation becomes a fight against corporations and police. Was the team swayed by the vivid colors and retro soundtrack? Is this just a warm-up for Venom? Is this the direction thrillers need to head in? Buckle up and find out!


Every week, Moptop, Nunnie and Pat join forces to review and critique the best in film and video, from today’s hits and the classics you know & love. Cast, crew, cinematography, storytelling, overall tone – no detail is spared. Agree or disagree, each interpretation and evaluation is unique and energized. & of course, we include you, the viewer, in on the discussion! Comment below what you thought of the movie? Never a thing as too many movies? Like, share, and subscribe!