Number of Times Seen – 2 (30 Oct 2009 and 4 Mar 2014)
Brief Synopsis – In the not so distant future, all humans use robotics surrogates for interactions instead of leaving their own homes.
My Take on it –I have always enjoyed movies that take place in the future and have usually been able and willing to suspend my disbelief in order to immerse myself in that fictional world.
This movie is a prime example of that.
It takes place sometime in the near future where in order to avoid disease or other things floating around, 98% of the population use robotics surrogates in order to make contact in the world. During that time, they are safely secluded in their homes hooked up to a computer that will enable them to control their surrogate.
When 2 surrogates along with their hosts are killed under mysterious circumstances, an FBI agent played by Bruce Willis along with his partner must try and solve the crime.
The mystery here is done well because you can never know who the puppeteer is behind the curtain. This idea pops up numerous times and works well.
Whats scary is that the technology presented here seems plausible in the future and is a possible direction as to where we are heading technologically.
I don’t truly believe that we will end up so dependent on surrogates like the society in the movie, but we are all so much more dependent on technology than we were even 10 years ago that the premise itself is daunting.
Bottom Line – Fun sci-fi movie that seems plausible. Willis is great in this role as always and the mystery works well here. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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