Good attempt one more time!
SURROGATES presents a strong sci-fi storyline that isn't so convoluted that it exhausts the viewer from mental analysis of what's going on. It also is crafted well so that unlike a number of sci-fi action movies, the balance between the action and the human relationship components are in sync.
This hybrid sci-fi movie includes elements from I, ROBOT (2004) that introduced many of the similar robotic images,
THE MATRIX (1999) that introduced the notion of virtual reality plug ins,
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) that introduced a post-modern society isolated from the rest of humanity,
and FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966) that presented the dystopia future angst of a couple separated by technology.
Bruce Willis continues at the top of his game in this movie bringing an even more subdued and sympathetic character to the screen.
The action is compelling and strong, the technological premise of this movie is well executed, and the human/surrogate disconnect is remarkably engaging on an emotional level.
Rating: 3.75 / 5