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Surrogates (2009)
Directed by Jonathan Mostow

Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) and Peters (Radha Mitchell) are FBI investigators in a world were surrogate, robo-humans venture out and live the day to day while the real humans stay at home plugged into machines. Crime has dropped to record low levels. Sexually transmitted disease worry is a thing of the past. But, when someone dies when their surrogate is killed and the safety of all humankind is in jeopardy, the hunt for the truth is on.

Yeah…familiar, for sure, but the execution is well done and Willis sends out awesome “Willisness” as the near future plays out for the audience. The mystery element rolls along and is fine and entertaining for the most part, but the real fun for me was in the way the science fiction side of things was handled. Things seemed just far enough into the future to be believable and understandable. Unlike MINORITY REPORT, people drove Prius’ instead of driving around in tube cars and worked in regular jobs with standard computers instead of holo-screens. They also walked from point A to point B without having to fight in slow motion while connected to wires.

The basic fight in the film was between those wanting to use the robo-likeness surrogates and those who thought surrogates should be abolished. Again, believable. Willis kept things on the down low and there were no catchy one liners to muddy the waters.

Things get a little gray around the edges if you think about them TOO much, but all in all this was an entertaining and fun sci fi film worthy of big screen viewing.

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