Movie Review: Surrogates

Friday, September 25, 2009
By Abbey Khan
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Life is good when you have a surrogate, at least that’s what humans want to believe. Based on the graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele, Surrogates takes viewers into the not so distant future where humans operate robots from the comfort of their own homes to live their lives. While the majority of mankind functions through their aesthetically pleasing surrogates, a minority group led by The Prophet (Ving Rhames) rejects the idea and reside in a community where surrogates are banned.

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Through surrogacy, humans feel safe, never having to fear crime or accidents, or feel physical pain. But when someone finds a way to kill operators through their surrogates, FBI Agents Greer (Bruce Willis) and Peters (Radha Mitchell) must find a way to stop the murderer from wiping out all human operators including themselves.

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Recommendation: B-
Surrogates doesn’t fashion itself after other robot movies with the usual theme of artificial intelligence, and instead is an original and thought-provoking concept. The idea of using surrogacy during war as shown in the film is a good one and would definitely save lives. Other than contemplating how technology impacts our daily lives, Surrogates falls short as a true sci-fi or action film.

Surrogates is produced by Touchstone Pictures and opens in theaters on September 25, 2009.


One Response to “Movie Review: Surrogates”

  1. ohoma Says:

    story is the main point as it can loose attraction or increase attraction. Fortunately Surrogates (2009) movie has recognized this need and provides quality story here. Absolutely finding good movie is difficult as many web sites give spoiled reviews to increase their traffic. Thanks to this web site I could watch fine trailer and review.


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