Cops and combat soldiers no longer need risk their real lives. Communicable diseases fade away, along with various sorts of prejudice. (That hot number your surry just picked up in a club might actually be some leering lardo sprawled at home on his living-room sofa.) Life — or at least “life” — is good.
The movie makes significant alterations (mainly of gender and motivation) in the Robert Venditti comic books on which it’s based; but these changes, for a change, actually enhance the story.
Continue reading Kurt Loder’s review of “Surrogates” at Movies.MTV.com.