The movie Upgrade was very entertaining indeed. Still, 5 stars (out of a maximum of of five) is in my point of view too much. 3.5 to 4 stars would be better. Story line and acting was solid, but not great. However, how the movie was shot, that was very well done. Which is why I'm hovering between 3.5 to 4 stars.
Having said the above, as a SciFi fan, you definitely should see Upgrade. It won't disappoint.
Yes, it probably won't disappoint SF fans. It had a good story.
Star rating is always likely to be subjective, of course. I was going to grade it lower than 5, but when it showed itself as simply rather good and entertaining "What if...?"
SF, I bumped it up. If I had to use the FastForward
button on my VLC media player for any movie, then I would downgrade it.
To explain: I'm a rather impatient viewer and begrudge spending my cognitive surplus on reading garbage (so I skim and speed-read wherever possible) or watching inferior movies. In my view, many/most movies seem to be inferior. So the inevitable FastForwarding
results in the rating being reduced. With Upgrade, there was rarely a dull moment and I even used the Back
button a few times, just to review how/what they had done.
Sometimes I come across a gem of a movie that bears repeated viewing - e.g., 2001 - Space Odyssey, or Amelie - because once is simply not enough.