Movie review: Surrogates

In 2017, most humans use "surrogates," mind-controlled robots, to live their everyday lives. The human operator stays safely at home using the surrogate to work and play for them. Since the operator cannot be harmed if the surrogate is damaged, the world is considered safer. However, there are groups of humans, led by The Prophet, that despise the use of surrogates. One member of this section of society somehow gets his hands on a weapon that will not only shut down surrogates but will also kill the human operator. FBI agent Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) takes matters into his own hands when his boss turns a blind eye to the problem.

At first, I had no desire to see this movie. My husband, however, did so I plopped next to him on the couch when he put the DVD in the player. I was really surprised how good it was! There was quite a bit of discussion between us about whether a surrogate robot would be a good idea. And, while we weren't completely surprised at any of the 'twists,' we found great enjoyment from the journey the characters took. Even the ending was satisfying. I can't say it was an awesomely fantastic movie that everyone should run out to rent or buy, but if you like science fiction and have a couple of hours to spare, it's not a terrible way to spend your time.