Summary: In a future where humanity is isolated, pain-free and docile - because instead of venturing out themselves, they send surrogates, perfect mechanical counterparts, to do the work. But when a murder shatters this perfect world, an FBI agent will discover a conspiracy behind this perfect world and will have to abandon his own surrogate and risk his own life to find the truth. The way the movie is shot was really well done and Bruce Wills didn't do a bad job in this movie.
Excerpt: In the near future, the population has taken to living their own lives vicariously through the use of robotic avatars but when an assassin starts destroying the machines and their users with a top secret weapon, a lone FBI agent begins to question the value of his isolated, second hand life.
Summary: Not a very good movie, even for a sci fi. It is hard to make a sci fi suck, for me and this one is very close. Bruce Willis has lost any acting skill he had ever had and now is just an old man with no acting or action skills. The plot in this movie is ok (though been told many times) and the direction is poor. I can't recommend this movie.
Excerpt: Directed by Jonathan Mostow (‘Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines’, ‘Breakdown’), ‘Surrogates’ has a familiar feel to it. It’s sort of a cross between ‘Die Hard’ and ‘I Robot’. While I liked the concept behind the story; the actual film was creeping me out a bit – the whole notion of people just lounging at home while their mechanical alter-egos step out into the real world to do whatever bidding their controller wants to vicariously experience.
Excerpt: Good premise for a movie missed the mark I think. Took the I am Robot example and went with a slightly different approach where we are not controlling the robots they are infact Avatars the humans. The humans do not go outside anylonger and crime is at a minimum due to the fact that all humans are perfect looking versions of themselves.
Summary: A flick that really tickles your imagination if it were real. The future in the eyes of the director, has some solid acting and wonderful dialogues. A better version of I, Robot and clearly executed with sophistication. You can really feel for Willis character and what he was going thru. Could have been better with better screenplay, score and supporting cast.
Excerpt: When I first saw the preview to this I thought it was stupid. But I finally gave it a try and I'm glad I did. Nice messege in the movie about the world we are living in. Well kind of....check it out. Pq & audio are solid.
Excerpt: Second time I watched it on Blu. I remember the critics saying it wasn't a very good movie. I enjoyed myself very much with it. Two worlds we see the character of Bruce Willis in. Obviously not at ease with his life as a doll. Special effects were great, as also the PQ. These kind of movies always intrige me, is this what the future will bring. Not a the same level as "I, Robot" but still a very good, entertaining movie.
Summary: A good premise, as the idea of hiding your identity behind an avatar is already common online - doing it in the real world seems like the next plausible step. Technology just has to catch up with the idea. The films doesn't work as well as the idea, but it's reasonably good.