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 that the whole thing was a plan by Stem and that Stem has been running the company, but he could have disabled Stem as it was about to be inserted in Grey, as it was offline and powerless at that time. See more
[while being choked
I need your permission to operate independently.
[Stem takes control and fights the assailant
In lieu of text, the production companies and title are instead narrated by an artificial female voice, represented visually by sound waves. See more