The movie revolves around Gray, the man who has a goal to render retribution from individuals who demolished his life. In spite of the fact that he abhor anything about technology, he needs to deal with it as the most obvious opportunity for him to deliver retribution is a savvy, exploratory PC chip named Stem.
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.