Movie Review – Surrogates – Sci-Fi!

Surrogates Movie

People are living their lives remotely from the safety of their own homes via robotic surrogates — sexy, physically perfect mechanical representations of themselves. It’s an ideal world where crime, pain, fear and consequences don’t exist. When the first murder in years jolts this utopia, FBI agent Greer discovers a vast conspiracy behind the surrogate phenomenon.

Well it’s been a good year for Sci-Fi so far with the surprise that was District 9 and the superb (possibly one of the best films of all time) Star Trek.

This film could be compared to many others in concept, Matrix, Eagle Eye, i-Robot etc. But thankfully it’s different, and it’s not an amazing film but it’s definitely watchable and I enjoyed it.

The basic premise is the same as anything starring Bruce Willis…Bruce Willis saving the World!

No surprise there. It’s got a reasonable score of 6.5 on IMDB (but then I’m starting to doubt the credibility of IMDB scores as some great films get slated and some steaming piles of shite get huge love).

Anyway Surrogates is a decent sci-fi flick, worth watching on the big screen.

Just don’t expect a masterpiece! It was nicely paced, fairly well shoot, decent cinematography and bearable acting.

If you’re a sci-fi fan, go watch it now!

I give it a face-melting 7/10.




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12 Responses to Movie Review – Surrogates – Sci-Fi!

  1. KY October 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    similar hairstyle i’d say!

  2. Myhorng October 15, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    beard too KY.
    i like the idea.

  3. Brad F. October 16, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    Definitely gonna check it out. I’d heard it wasn’t good, but it was from someone that doesn’t strike me as a real sci-fi fan either. I love sci-fi stuff.

    On that note, I’m gonna have to disagree with you about Star Trek. It was good, but it just didn’t feel right to me. The action was ok. The effects were ok. The story-line just seemed a little unbelievable (in context with Star Trek). In fact, if it weren’t for Spock’s guest appearance I don’t think I’d have liked it all that much.

  4. Giles Dawe October 16, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    I like these movie reviews (or DVD reviews if you’re in China). With Star Trek, I found the pace and some scenes too slow at times – it didn’t help with Spock being the main focus as “what’s that guy from Heroes doing now…”.

    I want to see Surrogates, which seems to have taken references from all other major Sci Fi films and put it into one film which normally equals a crappy script.

    I see it’s directed by the guy who did T3, but also the cinematography is by the guy who did the Bourne films…

  5. Brad F. October 16, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    Ya. Totally agree with you Giles. That was part of it that killed it for me. Don’t get me wrong. I really like the guy, but he’s kinda stuck in my head as Sylar for now. Plus I don’t think he did a good job with the role. He wasn’t … stoic… enough. I understand that he’s supposed to be young, but he’s still half-Vulcan.

    I guess it wasn’t bad overall. Maybe the way to describe it is that it was a let-down. I got my hopes up too high.

  6. KY October 18, 2009 at 2:07 am #

    I should go catch this one.

  7. ShaolinTiger October 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    KY & Myhorng: Mine is cooler tho ok.

    Brad F.: I love it, but then you may have liked the past 9 Star Trek movies which I absolutely hated. I didn’t watch anything past Nimoy/Shatner Star Trek – I thought DS9 etc was trash.

    Giles Dawe: Surrogates is worth a watch, it’s not spectacular but I enjoyed it anyway.

    Brad F.: I stopped watching heroes half way thru season 2 because it got shite, I don’t have much of a Sylar problem, I have the Harald & Kumar problem 😀

    KY: Make it happen!

  8. Brad F. October 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

    I did like most of the Star Trek movies. IV, with the whales, was my favorite. The TNG movies are ok, but somehow don’t live up to the older ones. Watching those was more like watching a long regular episode. DS9 was trash. I hate that damn series. Voyager wasn’t too bad, if you gave it a chance. I didn’t like it at first. Have you seen the new Stargate series? It reminds me of Voyager, except not as cool yet.

    Ya. I think they used too many big name actors. Harold and Kumar was another one. White Castle was one of my favorite movies.

    [Both of those ‘Brad F.’ are me. I have OS X and my wife’s laptop has Ubuntu. ^_^

  9. Giles Dawe October 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

    I watched it, it’s pretty rubbish really. i just kept spotting mixes of old films like AI, iRobot and even Radiohead’s video Just…

    Anyway, this film could of been iRobot Part II, since it stars the same miserable creator (he’s miserable in all of his films I think) who ends up killing himself because of his robots…

    Very disappointed with a mix of plots

  10. ShaolinTiger October 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Brad F.: Yah, it was odd but it worked for me.

    Giles Dawe: Hard to comment on the plot as it’s from a Graphic Novel (it’s the in thing nowadays) but it could have been done better.

  11. Lynn November 6, 2009 at 3:55 am #

    Yes! Quite an interesting one.

    Are you looking forward to 2012?

  12. ShaolinTiger November 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    Lynn: 2012 the effects look great but it seems like it runs on too long.

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