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An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy, young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.
There are movies that you see the trailer for and think to yourself that is a very interesting concept I wonder if they will delve into the deeper aspects of this and then you get to the movie and go nope not even close. Self/less is a movie that I wanted them to delve deeper into the struggles inside and outside of taking over a new body.
We get a very little taste of that with memories that seem to force themselves on the new “person” taking over the body but they really side step all that with magic red pills that they seemed to have developed before knowing really that they would need them. So you really do not get a struggle for control because if you continue to take your little red pills then the memories will dissipate. The only reason this is an issue in this movie is because the company doesn’t bother telling the people that they are moving into the new body that they body really isn’t brand new but slightly used. And that brings me to the outside portion of the struggle I wanted them to show more.
The company that does this “shedding” as it is called in the movie first lie and state that the bodies were grown in a lab but we come to find out that that isn’t really true they had issues with the growth process. Instead of being up front and telling the new owners that the body they are purchasing was used but the previous owner gave up all rights to the body due to “x” circumstance they throw the new person into the body and then try to lie once again about the memories they are seeing and that take these little red pills and they will go away.
Usually when I watch a movie even when I think it is bad I can usually find something good about at least a portion of it. This one I can’t even say is a good popcorn movie. There are too many movies out during blockbuster season that I would recommend over this movie, maybe if it came out in the January through April time frame I could give my recommendation to check this movie out in the theaters but I can’t do that now. With the three movies that are coming out today if you had to see one in theaters it would have to be Minions at least you would be entertained.
So let me ask you if you were dying and a company came up to you and said they could extend your life and were completely honest about the procedure, would you go for it?