Upgrade

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Leigh Whannell
Production: Blumhouse Productions
 
IMDB:
7.7
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
R
Year:
2018
100 min
434 Views

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[OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING]

KARA:
OTL Releasing presents

a BH Production

and Goalpost Pictures

Production,

in association

with Automatik Entertainment,

Nervous Tick,

and Film Victoria:

Upgrade.

[HOWLIN' WOLF'S "SMOKESTACK

LIGHTNING" PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]

Oh, smokestack lightning

Shining just like gold

Why don't you

hear me crying?

Ooh

Ooh

Ooh

Well, tell me, baby

[MAN SINGING ALONG]

Words don't matter, yeah

Why don't you hear me

crying?

- [LIGHT METALLIC CLANKING]

- Ooh

Ooh

Ooh

[RATCHETING]

Well, tell me, baby

Where did you spend

last night?

Why don't you hear me

crying?

Ooh

Ooh

[THUDS]

Okay. Come on.

[ENGINE REVVING]

[TURNS ENGINE OFF]

I love you.

[GARAGE DOOR WHIRRING]

HANDLEY:
You can't be an

idealist and a capitalist, Asha.

- You got to pick a side.

- I think I can.

HANDLEY:
No, you can't.

I'm... I'm telling you...

KARA:

Arriving at your house, Asha.

Saved by my car.

Goodbye, Handley.

[GASPS]

Oh, my God.

KARA:
Are you okay, Asha?

I'm fine.

My husband scared me.

[LAUGHS]

You do realize that you're

talking to a car, right?

I hear you talking

to yours all the time.

At least, mine can talk back.

Hmm.

Oh, working hard, I see.

[CHUCKLING]

KARA:
Welcome home, Asha.

Evening playlist one.

The temperature indoors

is 72 degrees

and the energy wall

is charged at 86%.

Also, you've run out of eggs.

Oh, thanks, Kara.

Order them.

Actually,

I was working very hard today.

In fact, that right there

is the celebratory beer.

- Is that right?

- GREY:
Yeah.

I dropped the block

in the Firebird today,

finished her up.

You wanna see?

I have no idea

what you just said.

Okay. Well, I don't know

what you do

for a living either, wife,

so we're even.

Yes, but is staying home all day

playing with cars

a living, Grey?

I don't know. Dunno.

GREY:
Ow.

That hurt.

It hurt good.

- Yeah.

- You know what?

I'm actually getting

kind of used to you

wearing the pants

in this household.

- Really?

- Yeah. I'm really settling in.

Stop it.

Well, you know, I'm never

giving them back, so...

I bet you 10 bucks

I can get 'em off.

No.

Stop.

You want to print a pizza?

You wanna make a pizza?

Seems like a lot of work.

Oh. I got to drop the car off

to this guy tonight,

it's all done.

Oh. Boo.

Okay. Well, have fun.

What do you mean have fun?

You're coming with me.

- What?

- Yeah.

I need you to drive me home

in that toy car of yours.

It's, like, 45 minutes away.

I'll push a button and end up

in Canada or something.

Well, I have work to do,

so I can't.

Can't lives

on Won't Street, lady.

You're coming with me.

And believe me,

you're gonna wanna see

this guy's house.

Trust me.

[DRAMATIC THEME PLAYING]

[SEAGULLS SQUAWKING]

So, what, he lives

behind the rocks?

No. Just you wait.

- Really?

- Oh, yeah.

Really.

After you.

What?

- [THUNDER RUMBLING]

- [ASHA CHUCKLES]

This is amazing.

GREY:
Eron, my man.

I got the Firebird upstairs

ready to go.

- ERON:
You're early.

- GREY:
Yeah. I...

I drive fast.

What... what is... what is the

thing that you're touching?

ERON:
It's my cloud.

Eron, I'd like you to meet

my wife, Asha.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

Hi. Yes.

Hello.

Hi.

Wait.

You're Eron Keen.

You own Vessel Computers.

Oh, my God.

Husband did not tell me

who I was meeting.

I... I really love your company.

You do

the most incredible things.

I'm in the industry too.

I work for Cobolt.

We specialize in robotic limbs

for wounded soldiers.

I mean, we're nothing

like Vessel yet,

but we're getting there.

No, you're not.

I'll show you why.

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Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell (born 17 January 1977) is an Australian screenwriter, producer, director, and actor. He is best known for writing films directed by his friend James Wan, including Saw (2004), Dead Silence (2007), Insidious (2011), and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). Whannell has directed two films, Insidious: Chapter 3, released in 2015, and Upgrade, released in 2018. Whannell and Wan are the creators of the Saw franchise. Whannell wrote the first installment, co-wrote the second and third installments, was producer or executive producer for all the films, and appeared as the "Adam Stanheight" character in four of the installments. He was also the writer of the Saw video game (2009), and co-writer of the 2014 film Cooties. more…

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