One thing is for sure: @andreaiannone comes with speed. Everything about him reminds you of races and a life devoted to going faster. We met him on a busy day while shooting for an agency, on an assignment for @honor_italia. Oh boy, the things we do always come with something new to see! 🏍
Directed by: Leigh Whannell
Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Harrison Gilbertson, Betty Gabriel, Benedict Hardie, Melanie Vallejo and Simon Maiden
Review: Upgrade is a movie that continually built up in excitement for me. After seeing the trailer and noticing how different this movie was compared to other new releases, I couldn’t wait to see it. While Upgrade follows a basic plot in regards to a revenge tale, the world building and expansion on its plot is what makes this movie so interesting. Logan Marshall-Green is our lead, Grey, and I think he’s an underrated actor. There was a prominent scene where Grey starts to realise what his life has turned into, following the death of his wife, and the amount of emotion Marshall-Green displayed found me empathising for Grey. It wasn’t just Marshall-Green’s ability to act that astounded me, but it was the physical aspect too; especially in the first action scene, Grey’s face expresses horror while he’s smashing plates in a bad guys’ face. It reminded me of Robert Patrick’s deadpan expression while running in T2. The action was definitely a highlight of Upgrade, and I loved how Stem’s movements in Grey’s body also reflected how the camera moves. While the movie retained a dark tone, the humour never exceeded its welcome and made this movie well balanced. Upgrade also had fantastic music and the world-building was so grounded and felt like something you could see in the next couple of years. However, it was the ending that I initially had trouble accepting. After taking a couple of days to think about it, the ending was so ambiguous that I loved it. One minor issue I had involved Grey’s wife and her profession. It felt like something big was being set up but it was ultimately nothing; however, it’s something I can overlook. Overall, with such a small budget, I love how much Upgrade blew me away. Its performance by Marshall-Green and those action scenes have me wanting to see this movie again. I believe this movie will still be talked about in the years to come.