Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SURROGATES

 Surrogates Movie Review

We currently live in a society where the technology has advanced so much that it is considerably cutting into actual human interaction. This movie, based on a graphic novel, takes that to the next level, as almost all humans have a surrogate that go out and live their daily lives for them. Officer Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) is forced out of his home for the first time in a long time to try to solve murders of surrogates. This movie has a fairly interesting story and succeeds in giving some interesting visuals, especially the ending. Also interesting is to see the differences in the surrogates and the people operating them. Willis is his typical action hero character here, which, of course, is a good thing if you are a Willis fan and not such a good thing if you are not (I am).

Bruce being Bruce

Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, Nobody’s Baby) is pretty good as Greer’s partner Peters, and Ving Rhames (Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead) is his usual awesome self as The Prophet, a character that is in the movie way too little. That aside, this movie struggles with some very poor special effects, questionable editing, and some very obvious plot holes--I have never read the novel so I can’t say if these holes are there too (one would assume not). This is sort of a roller coaster of a movie that you will really enjoy at times and throw your arms up in disappointment at other times. I give it a very mild recommendation.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

Surrogates Movie Trailer

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