‘Upgrade’: a Sci-Fi Thriller that Makes Us Fear the Present

The future is now, and it’s scary as shit. That’s the message of Upgrade, the science fiction crime thriller written and directed by Leigh Whannell. Despite some clunky plotting and stiff acting, Upgrade achieves what every halfway decent science fiction movie should attempt to accomplish: comment on the fucked-up times we live in.

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Filmmaker Eric Coyote earned his Master‘s degree in critical theory from the University of Southern California. He writes about movies, Hollywood, and culture.

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Eric Coyote

Filmmaker Eric Coyote earned his Master‘s degree in critical theory from the University of Southern California. He writes about movies, Hollywood, and culture.