Somewhere in the shadowy alleyways that separate Robocop and Death Wish lives Upgrade, a new science-fiction thriller about cybernetic implants, revenge and revenge with cybernetic implants. Directed by Leigh Whannell, the screenwriter who co-created the Saw and Insidious franchises, it’s a modestly budgeted but incredibly effective genre experiment, with only a few bugs in its system.

Logan Marshall Green stars as Grey, a classic car mechanic in an increasingly digital world. He’s the kind of guy who, when his wife Asha (Melanie Vallejo) suggests they order a pizza, suggests they make themselves a pizza instead. But whether he’s charmingly retro or just a stubborn luddite, Grey is happy as he could possibly be… until their self-driving car crashes itself right next to a gang of criminals, who kill Asha and break Grey’s spine.

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Source: Upgrade Review