Published Nov. 28, 2019
Run time: 1h 40m
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Audience Score: 87%
Leigh Whannel is the writer and director of this futuristic thriller. In one interview with Leigh Whannel, he talked about using as little CGI as possible. He talked about the old movies he used to watch such as The Teminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), The Thing (1982) and The Fly (1986). He said, "I looked to those movies as a way to make a sci-fi film within a budget." This strategy seemed to work pretty well.
The movie starts out with Grey Trace, played by Logan Marshall-Green, in his house, fixing his car. His wife, Asha Trace, played by Melanie Vallejo, comes home in a self-driving car. This shows that Grey still likes the old-school cars and how they work.
Grey brings his wife to see his friend, Eron Keen, played by Harrison Gilbertson, who is a technology genius. Eron shows Grey and Asha a new invention that he created himself he called Stem. When asked what it does, he says, "Everything."
On the way back home, the self-driving car goes the wrong way into a very shady area. the car flips over and crashes. Criminals drag Grey and Asha out of the car, they kill Asha and paralyze Grey. Now paralyzed, Grey wants to end his life when Eron comes back and uses Stem to allow Grey to move again. Grey is now able to walk because of Stem, but Stem also makes him so much more. That's all that will be said.
This movie has so much action in it. It's so fast paced and enjoyable. It pulls off everything in an amazing way and there is very little CGI. There's nothing more to say, it's just an amazing movie, just watch it.
Recommended to anyone who likes sci-fi or action.