Saturday, October 3, 2009

Surrogates - Movie Review

We're in a slow time of year, movie-wise, but with both girls occupied doing their respective thangs, we took the opportunity to catch a movie while we could and Surrogates was about the only thing out there we could agree on. Also, it was starting in just a few minutes so that made it the perfect choice.

Not the greatest of movies but it'll do. An interesting sci-fi premise - the culture has evolved to where everyone uses a perfect surrogate for all of their social interactions. Sort of like an online persona or avatar only one that walks and talks and moves and looks like how you'd want to look. From that, a murder mystery develops and from that foot and car chases and shootings and general chaos ensue. Surprisingly short, which is something to be thankful for, things move along at a pretty good clip. Bruce Willis does a good job but then I'm a fan so take that for what it's worth. I enjoyed some of the humor - during the car chase, the surrogates begin to pile up on the grill of the car like a bugs during a summer drive - but the denouement was pretty routine. You won't be surprised who the bad guy is.

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