Upgrade (3/3 Hats)

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Austinn Says Hats Off:

‘Upgrade’: Without a Trace (7/10)

Upgrade is a gritty, futuristic action movie, and while it fails in some areas, the brilliant ideas and the main protagonist help deliver a fun and intriguing film. The futuristic aspects of the setting seem a bit inconsistent at times, and the pacing is a little clunky. There were also some underdeveloped characters, which made it hard to empathize with them. The main character, Grey Trace, however, is fantastic and very well acted. Also, the cinematography of the action scenes was very cool and engaging. The ending of this movie is what really saves it though. It was super smart and really made me think. I love these kinds of endings in movies, especially since it isn’t common. #Greyisthenewblack #armedanddangerous #voiceoftreason #perilyzed #letStemeatcake


Kelvin Says Hats Off:

Recently saw “Upgrade” – Wife After Death. Conclusion: 7/10. While it can be derivative of other works – notably “The Matrix” in its action sequences – “Upgrade” builds upon those foundations in some fun ways. The plot is straightforward enough. Grey is a technophobe who loses his wife and becomes paralyzed only to seek out revenge after a chip implant gives him back his mobility. Again, you don’t have to strain to see the other works this borrows from. However, the artistic stylings and ultimate twist are difference maker. What also makes the movie work is the lead performance from Logan Marshall-Green, who you could be forgiven for mistaking as Tom Hardy’s lesser-known brother. He gives a dynamic performance as Grey and is never dull to watch. “Upgrade” is able to continue what has been a pretty solid year so far for B movies. #GreysAnatomy #CarsAgainstHumanity #DieRobot #StemOfAllEvil #StopAndFisk


Adam Says Hats Off:

Saw Upgrade: Chip Off the Ole Block

Rating as follows:
Total: 8.0/10
Cinematography (1.7): 1.6
Overall Acting (1.6): 1.2
Writing (1.5): 1.2
Cohesion of Story (1.2): 1.0
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 0.9
Best Category – Cinematography (1.0): 0.9
Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.7
Character Development (0.5): 0.3
Overall Message (0.4): 0.2

At first glance, this movie wasn’t super appealing to me. Looked like your typical beat-em-up movie, but MoviePass makes it easy to stomach movies that don’t overly excite you. I was glad we went to see this! It felt pretty typical early on, but it was shot well and had some interesting moments. It was headed for a solid 6, then the last 20 minutes happened and changed everything! The ending was bold and twisty, which I really liked. Highly recommend!

#WithoutAGrayTrace #OleGreatGatsbyCar #WaitThatsNotTomHardy#ShutUpAndDrive

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