Surrogates

Everything seems right in the world. People are able to live their lives from homes, as they take the form of a surrogate body. A string of murders on the surrogates are taking the lives of the actual human beings themselves. Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) hunts down the killer.

Surrogates has nice action and a good plot, but the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. Some of the acting feels wooden (Willis withstanding), making for a bland mood. Ving Rhames as The Prophet does liven it up, but doesn’t get much screen time (which is a shame given his character was intriguing).

As I mentioned, the action is decent. Since this is what the film is based on (that and the stimulating plot), it does make the film feel somewhat worthwhile. It isn’t anything you haven’t seen, however. So, if you’re looking for something different in your action diet, seek elsewhere. If you’re just looking for the norm, Surrogate should whet your appetite.

The plot works, but falls through the cracks at times. This comes in mainly due to the anemic dialogue. It doesn’t live up to the potent story, canceling out any interest in the story.

Surrogates is a paint-by-numbers action flick with a futuristic plot to make it feel distinctive. It’s not entirely a bad film, but it brings nothing new to the table. It’s a rental at best.

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