Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This is the 2009 movie starring Bruce Willis, based on the 2006 graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele (previously reviewed). In the near future, human beings have become reliant on the use of robotic surrogates, which allow them to experience life through surrogate bodies without endangering themselves. When a device surfaces that can kill a human surrogate user by destroying their surrogate body, a pair of law enforcement agents try to track the human terrorist using the weapon, only to uncover a conspiracy that may involve both an anti-surrogate religious leader and the discredited inventor of the original surrogates. Willis gives a good performance is a somewhat subdued role, and there are some remarkably good performances by other actors as the slightly "plastic" surrogate characters. On the other hand, the changes made to the story in the original graphic novel are kind of disappointing. If you're intrigued by this production, I encourage you to read the original. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[Also available in original graphic novel format.]
[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Surrogates web site ]
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