Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.
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It's hard to get worked up one way or the other about this. There's the spark of some interesting ideas here amid the dozens of ripoffs from better films, but the ideas are handled pretty blandly, and it's all ultimately inconsequential and forgettable.
Released 5 years ago and it could be used as an allegory for today's society (or the very near future). Most people do relate to the world with their avatars and they do prefer their online version of themselves, their profiles to themselves. There has been a migration to virtual landscapes. We don't have organic avatars. The interesting thing with these brilliant dystopias is that they seem like utopias to many.
Great SCI-FI. Not set in an acid rain filled world, but a world not unlike that of today. The concept is great. Comic must be good. As I mention in my review, kids of today are halfway there. Gives a whole new concept to MMORPG. Trailer: http://bit.ly/Surrogates-2009