A horror story that follows a man called Gray. Gray is afraid of anything technical, but in his era the technology controls everything. When he knows that only the technology could help him in his revenge, he will break his fear's walls.
A genre upgrade itself, Upgrade takes present-day technology - driverless cars, voice-activated home technology, and computer chip-aided spinal injury mobility, and then pushes those ideas to hair-raising conclusions.
Whannell doesn't reprocess or reboot clichés; he depends on them and peddles them. As a director, he photographs his plot points and sees no moments between moments, conveys no sense of experiential continuity.