Thursday, May 17th
remind me to never go to a movie midday again. a bitch gotta work 😭
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) May 17, 2018
Okay guys. I overdid it today. I went to 2 movies lmao. Not 1, but 2. Both were pretty fucking fire, but I wish I was more present for the first one. We were invited to a private advanced screening of Upgrade. I honestly had no idea what this was about going into it…. like 0. But movies are my escape from reality so I was in. It was midday at 2pm, which meant the work emails, texts, and calls were coming in. I was trash for answering, but a) there was drama I had to deal with b) the theatre was empty. So all is good lmao.
Here’s the trailer. The film doesn’t come out until May 31st, so there’s definitely this hint of added excitement in seeing it before everyone else. We walk into a dead AMC Theaters 16 in Burbank. It literally made me wonder who tf actually goes and sees movies at this hour, because everyone is at work. It was a nice escape though, for sure. Shout out to my girl Ali for driving. I was just here for A Quiet Place, which was fucking great.
IMDB plot: Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Upgrade takes place in the future, or whatever sci-fi realm you want to label it. Basically, this man gets a chip placed inside him that takes over his entire consciousness. You can probably guess where the story goes. A lot of these robot movies scare me because I think it’s totally probable for mankind to turn to robots eventually. And I hope I’m not around for it lmao I can’t even keep up with the iPhones. I thought the movie was good. I was a bit distracted, but it was solid action throughout for the most part. There’s a lot of blood and surgery so if that makes you queasy, I’d stay away. I’m so curious to see the ratings on this. It’s only 95 minutes long which is one of the reasons I gave in.
I’m totally one for like, the experience of the movie. And the fact that our theater was empty probably made it less enticing. I feel like this movie on opening night with a full-house could have so much potential. There is a crazy plot twist at the end, so def look out for that. And shout out to the star of the movie, Logan Marshall-Green. He bodied this film. I would go see it if you have Moviepass. Otherwise, save your $18.