YMMV / Surrogates

  • Acceptable Targets: The non-surrogate-using populace in the Dread reservations (or the one we see) is primarily composed of various species of hillbillies. As well, the first half of Rule #29 is played with — twice.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Greer, good guy or bad guy? In the end, I mean.
  • Fridge Horror: Anyone being driven by a Surrogate, anyone being operated on by a surrogate Surgeon, which would be common as Surrogate surgeons would have enhanced senses and capabilities. Anyone anywhere who is stuck in a building because their Surrogate had the keys or because they were just too careless to take paranoid safety precautions. Anyone who was paralyzed and in an unbearable state. Everyone who was killed, made to return to being handicapped. and to put a final topper on it, the fact that the entire economy is going to take a serious hit as VSI, probably the biggest company on the market was severely compromised and every company worldwide that had Surrogate employees, The ultimate work-from-home option, was just crippled.
    • Not to mention that the person who killed a pregnant woman, and as a cult leader, likely killed more people essentially got exactly what he wanted. While the person who single-handedly stopped an instance of domestic abuse lost.
  • Fridge Logic: See the Headscratchers page.
  • Hollywood Homely: The normal version of Willis' character. While many of the surrogate owners are overweight or lacking in much muscle mass, Willis is just out of shape, bald and unshaven.
  • Inferred Holocaust: In addition to people living lives via surrogate clearly suffering from sunlight deprivation, malnutrition, and the ill effects of sedentary lives, it's obvious that people have lost interest in having sex with their actual bodies or with actual people. Birthrates would have probably fallen to near extinction levels.
  • Moral Event Horizon: While the audience doesn't know it's Lionel Canter operating the surrogate at the time, people seem to forget that he murdered Greer's partner in while she was asleep, and that she was pregnant.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: We salute you Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell.
  • Uncanny Valley: The surrogates in the film. They have a shiny, overly made-up look and clearly aren't quite people.
    • A number of the actors portraying surrogates appeared to take special care moving just a hair more stiffly, and to not look like they were breathing. And while certain surrogates are indistinguishable from real people like the Prophet, the "life-like" appearance varied according to the quality and model of the surrogate. Cam's landlord, for instance, is using a cheap, temporary model.