Surrogates (2009)

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Surrogates (2009)
  • Time: 89 min
  • Genre: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Director: Jonathan Mostow
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames

Storyline:

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates — sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It’s an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don’t exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon and must abandon his own surrogate, risking his life to unravel the mystery.

One review

  • I found the overall concept, visuals and atmosphere of the movie very good and promising. Especially good, and in the same style as “District 9”, is the beginning of the film, which summarizes the story that precedes the massive use of surrogates in a fake documentary . This movie, like Avatar, uses the same idea of human replacement through cerebral connection and management, but producing two very different results.

    Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell, the leading actors, are correct in their respective roles, but none of them really shines in this movie. Not even the supporting ones. That’s because, despite the good concept and stylish atmosphere, the script is very poor, and offers little insight into the personal relationships shown in the movie, but also into the murder and the Police investigation. The story deflates soon after the movie starts, and it is unable to engage the spectator.

    It is a pity that a promising idea and these good actors were wasted in a movie that could have been very intriguing and attractive.

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