Upgrade (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

Pros –
1) The movie initially appeared to be an ordinary revenge movie with a sci-fi element but the story kept unfolding with new twist and turns.
2) STEM – The AI antagonist.
3) Some good STEM enhanced action sequences.
4) The climactic scene where STEM send Grey’s consciousness to a Utopian fantasy.

 

Cons –
1) Black Mirror has ruined this genre. It has now set the bar too high for any Cyberpunk movie.

 

Quote –
Stem: I need your permission to operate independently.
Grey Trace: Permission granted.

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Predestination (2014)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A perfect sci-fi mind-fuck extravaganza – just one notch below Inception
2) Who came first – Baby Jane or Parents Joe ? Before establishing the predestination paradox – the movie also establishes this chicken-egg-paradox.
3) Sarah Snook – meaty role.
4) Tight screenplay with sweet 97 minutes running time.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“The snake that eats its own tail, forever and ever”