Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Surrogates


No no no... it's not another artificial insemination movie.

Bruce Willis stars in Surrogates, which takes place in the year 2017. Humans live in total isolation, only moving about the world through their robotic counterparts, called their surrogates. Duh.

We don't quite feel 2017 is far enough into the future... but meh.

The surrogates are perfected versions of the people controlling them, and the world has become a completely safe, harmonious place.

UNTIL... dun dun dun! I bet you didn't see that coming! Conflict! There's always a conflict!

So Brucey uses his surrogate to investigate the first murder in years - someone has killed the genius inventor of these robot avatars. For some reason he can't continue as his surrogate self, and he becomes the first person in a long time to venture out into the world as himself.

OOOOHHH we're mighty-excitey about this one, although it does remind us of I, Robot, but it still seems amazing!

The concept is based on a 2005-2006 comic book series.

Watch Brucey kick some lifelike robotic arse, September 25, 2009.




1 comment:

Sassy Scribbles said...

I like original plots, though there had been plenty of sci-fi, robot*slash* alien domination themes, I think this movie is original to think that we are now living in the age of "virtual" networking without actual and physical interaction we can already make friends! e.g. Facebook! But "Surrogate" is Facebook gone bad! really bad! ^^