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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sci-fi concept well examined despite predictable story patterns
17 May 2010
Summary: With the number of mainstream movies centered around a future human dependency on robots, it would be incredibly stupid if we actually let that happen. "Surrogates" is the latest of these concepts and surprisingly one of the more well thought-out ones.