Director/writer Leigh Whannell presents a vision of a Utopian future where technology is supremely ubiquitous. In that future, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) embraces an experimental computer chip implant named STEM after a mugging incident leaves him paralyzed and his wife dead. STEM proves to possess its own agency, making for an unpredictable ally in Trace's vendetta.
Not Man. Not Machine. More.
1 June 2018 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,670,905,
3 June 2018, Wide Release
Gross USA: $11,871,365
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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The chip is running Linux, as is shown by the shutdown command "sudo shutdown -h now," which should be taken as an in-joke.
(shutdown -h now is a protected command saying shut down and power off, so the prefix "sudo" says go to superuser first; presumably it would ask for the user's password next.) See more
Eron says he's been following Stem's instructions because he had no other option, but he could have disabled Stem at any point, as he does when it is already too late and Stem is able to find a hacker to save it. See more
Stem, what do you think I should do?
In lieu of text, the production companies and title are instead narrated by an artificial female voice, represented visually by sound waves. See more