Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey, a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant.
Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests' reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr.,
Grey's a stay-at-home mechanic, who's wife is Asha. One day, Grey asks Asha to help him return a car to his client. Whilst Grey and Asha's self-driving car malfunctions, it crashes. Grey watches helplessly as Asha bleeds to death next to him. Grey returns home - a widowed quadriplegic, under the care of his mother. His wife''s death and the inability of police to identify their attackers cause him to sink into a depression. After a suicide attempt, he's offered to have high tech chip implanted - enabling him to walk. Though initially hesitant, he's persuaded to have the surgery..
One of the last sets of numbers STEM asks Grey to write down is "23.976", which is a reference to the exact industry standard frame rate of film. See more »
During the freeway chase scene between Grey and Cortez you can see overhead road signs facing the wrong way. This is because cars in Australia, where Upgrade was filmed, drive on the left side and as the movie is set in the US, cars had to drive in the opposite direction. Also, you can see as Grey passes a blue VicRoads Help Phone sign, it is facing the wrong direction for RHS traffic. See more »
Written by Robin Marsh, Wade Black & Damian Coward
Performed by Kollaps
Licensed courtesy of Trait Records See more »
Do not pay attention to bad reviews if you like Technology
Really enjoyed this movie. A very good dose of future technology and where it would lead us to. We are already seeing the birth of some of the concepts shown in this movie and like with any technology there will be good usage and bad.
I dont understand the bad comments on violence as it is "indirect" (without giving away).
Fast paced and suspenseful. Logan Marshall-Green acted well without any "overacting" or showing off. Screen play and direction were very good. It is original concept and I did not see any connection with Death wish or other movies - not even close or people did not understand the movie?
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