Now installing revenge
Blumhouse studios has clearly made a mark in the horror genre producing a few hits on extremely low budgets that have returned sizable pockets of money. Now the studio is exploring the sci-fi genre with Upgrade, an interesting foray into the future with a mix of body horror and the technological landscape humanity is moving towards. After witnessing his wife being killed in front of him and left paralyzed, Grey (Logan Marshall-Green) is given the opportunity to have a chip called Stem implanted on his back that allows him to recover his mobility. However, the chip provides him with more capabilities than Grey thought possible and uses it to his advantage to hunt down the people that murdered his wife and uncover the truth why. Much like how Blumhouse studios does with their previous projects, Upgrade is bloody violent and darkly funny; it does more with less, crafting a bleak yet vibrant story that melds several genres together to form one crazy fantastic trip, even if it's a rather short one. If there is a sequel (and I'm hoping there is), the future can't come any sooner when it's this entertaining.