Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October Horror Movie Challenge - Upgrade (2018)

Synopsis: In this techno-thriller a brutal mugging leaves old fashioned mechanic paralyzed and his wife dead. When a billionaire client offers to cure him via an artificially intelligent implant, STEM, he takes it. He now uses his augmented abilities to track down the men that destroyed his life.

The Good: This film has a really quirky sense of humor that I loved. Logan Marshall-Green does a great job as Grey. The action scenes are brilliant. This is one of the best action movies I've seen in a long time.

The Bad: Honestly, I have zero complaints about this flick. It's just really damn good. 

Final Thoughts: This is a sci-fi action movie and not a true horror flick, but body horror is a big part of it so I counted it. Also, the interactions between Grey and STEM seem similar to the body horror elements of Venom.

In Your Game:

I think someone with the STEM implant would make a great NPC for Vigilante City.

Armor Class: 16               Attack Damage: By Weapon
Hit Dice: 6                         Special: Tactical Evaluation, Network
Move: 12                           Bonus: +4 to Hit, Toughness +2,  +3 Damage
Attack: 2 per round           HDE: 7

Always alert, STEM gains +2 on any check involving detection of threats. STEM can also hack nearby computers. STEM is vulnerable to strong electronic currents and is unable to take any actions its following round after taking electric damage.

New To Me Movies Watched: 21
Total Movies Watched: 28

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