Must Watch: First Full Trailer for Bruce Willis' Surrogates

May 21, 2009
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Surrogates Trailer

Disney has debuted the first official trailer for the new Bruce Willis sci-fi thriller Surrogates. Directed by former Terminator 3 director Jonathan Mostow, the movie is about a future where humans interact using surrogate robots while staying in the comfort of their homes. It's a very action-oriented popcorn flick and, to be honest, it doesn't look that great. It may have some good looking effects, but the action looks bad, or at least the scenes I've seen that they're hiding in the trailer were bad. This may just be a well edited trailer, but in the end I still don't think it will be good. Give it a shot and let us know what you think anyway.

Watch the first trailer for Surrogates:

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You can also watch the trailer for Surrogates in High Definition on MySpace

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.

Surrogates is directed by action filmmaker Jonathan Mostow, of Breakdown, U-571, and Terminator 3 previously. The script was written by writing duo Michael Ferris and John D. Brancato, of The Net, The Game, Terminator 3, and Catwoman previously. The film is based on Robert Venditti's graphic novel of the same name. Disney will be bringing Surrogates to theaters everywhere on September 25th this year.

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Reader Feedback - 97 Comments


looks great

ocp on May 21, 2009


Sweet! Looks like IRobot a little bit with Bruce instead of will smith.

Cat on May 21, 2009


Looks like a smart action flick. I'll be seeing that for sure.

Julius on May 21, 2009


haha wtf,this is disney?!

erik on May 21, 2009


it looks good, but i'm confused -- Title for this article says "MUST WATCH" but then the guy says the trailer doesn't look that good...?

pimp on a stick on May 21, 2009


pimp on a stick he does it a lot. In the end this will be a movie for a small group of people, and I'm gonna be in that group!

xerxex on May 21, 2009


YAY ROBOT MOVIES! Finally after the catastrophe that made Asimov turn over in his grave, we get a movie that might do the robot genre some good. Looks like a combination of The Matrix, and Bicentennial Man. I am also getting a Psychological Thriller kind of vibe. Also, I'm glad robots are coming back into fashion with Cylons having just made their final TV appearance, a new Terminator movie coming up, and don't forget Sleep Dealer.

Boris Van Der Ree on May 21, 2009


i dont know how this could be considered bad? considering this has at least some smart theories on the advancement of technology leading to some physical set backs for humanity, and other stuff you actually like alex, are just robots blowing up other robots.

Al on May 21, 2009


Wow, that's such an amazing concept, I love it. Why the hate Alex? I just don't see what was so bad about this?

jman571 on May 21, 2009


I think this movie looks pretty damn interesting.......but thats just me.

buonna notte on May 21, 2009


alex, why do you shoot everything down. I understand that some movies do suck, but it seems that ever movie you comment on you say "Im not impressed" or "This doesnt look that great" Why? Ca't you just go to a movie and enjoy and not have to critic it?

NIce on May 21, 2009


got to agree #10....looks pretty good, looks decent at the very least

ray on May 21, 2009


damn, would u imagine steven seagal in this, my goodness! it would rule! he wouldn't even need a machine, he is one! HAHAHAHA

ray on May 21, 2009


Why is it a must watch then? If you don't think this is going to be any good.

Rickmeister on May 21, 2009


I dont know, the concept is cool and the trailer doesnt make it look that bad but I have a bad feeling that it will be a bad film...upsetting.

Derek on May 21, 2009


@5 it's a must watch because it's a big budget action movie which brings the usual bit of hype and anticipation so people are undoubtedly looking forward to the it stars Bruce Willis. Just cause Alex didn't like it doesn't mean other people won't like it either.

rblitz7 on May 21, 2009


Doesn't look too bad at all. I have to give them credit at least for making a film that isn't a carbon copy of all the other sci-fi films out there, though the argument could be made that this would basically be some kind of mix between The Matrix and I Robot... But in reverse, sort of. Instead of I Robot's single robot, or the Matrix's single super-human character, this seems to have one guy who's NOT a robot... might make for some tense situations at least.

Squiggly on May 21, 2009


This looks incredible! I can't believe you don't think it will be any good. I'm actually going to have to check out the source material now. Definitely excited for this.

Jon on May 21, 2009


I dunno, I'm with Alex. This didn't really impress me. I can't even point out why exactly... maybe because I feel like they've shown me too much in the trailer? Or maybe I'm just not enough of a robot enthusiast. It will find an audience though, that's for sure.

Syphous on May 21, 2009


THE MATRIX anyone!!!!! This is the SAME MOVIE!!!!

moviekidmike on May 21, 2009


Mediocrity at it's best...

TheCakeIsReal on May 21, 2009


looks interesting....just a bit annoying the number of times the word "surrogate" is said on it. but obvisously just the 2min trailer..........still wanting to see it when it comes out.

felipe on May 21, 2009


I can dig it.

whomever on May 21, 2009


It doesn't look bad. More interesting, I'd say. I'm surprised that this is a Disney movie though...

The_Phantom on May 21, 2009


I actually thought think this looks pretty good, much better then my expectations.

Pebbles on May 21, 2009


Strange Days meets Total Recall Recall Recall.

wm on May 21, 2009


mmmm, i dunno .... dont convince me, i practically see the whole plot through the trailer.... the special effect look bit weak in few scenes,

PinkSushi on May 21, 2009


doesnt look so bad...

????? on May 21, 2009


The original idea (the one the graphic novel is based on) must be Isaac Asimov's work. Great books, you all should read them. I don't know why is all the "the action sequences are bad" "this doesn't look good" thing. I just saw the trailer and it actually looks pretty good! Besides, who can pull off the character of the beaten-underdog-cop as good ol' Bruce Willis?? Come on!

leiner on May 21, 2009


Looks good!

J.D. on May 21, 2009


Looks very similar to Minority Report if you ask me.

James on May 21, 2009


Love these type of movies... Bruce usually picks them right when it comes to Sci Fi movies... but since T3 sucked so bad, I'm nervous.

BONO on May 21, 2009


Awesome! I'm totally up for seeing this! Go Bruce! Jersey Represent!

Nick Sears on May 21, 2009


Ghost in the Shell....

Major Kusanagi on May 21, 2009


Actually, this looks really good. A lot better than I thought it would be. I'll be checking this out!

Chris @ on May 21, 2009


I would never do a movie that was written by the guys who made Catwoman

Scott McHenry on May 21, 2009


@36 - HAHA! Protip! It looks like a cool premise... something a bit fresh, and a neat spin on how people are so involved with technology these days... but it still looks so cheesy.

Dan the Fan on May 21, 2009


Alex, maybe it's the memory of Terminator 3 that had you not thinking that this would be not so good. But I actually think this looks interesting. It puts a spin on the common Robot story. Who would have thought that I'd be watching a trailer for a film that was not a reboot or a remake.

Last Son on May 21, 2009


Looks pretty cool. Good to see Bruce Willis back.

Stevo on May 21, 2009


it looks rushed... they should have spent another year on it and made it mega robotasitc

don on May 21, 2009


@27 Pink Sushi: Effects you see in trailers are rarely ever finished effects. They're just quick stand-ins that are somewhat polished up, but not final or anything. The Hulk movie a while back is a good example. They had clips of the Hulk fighting that other big dude, and in the film version there were a lot more details and the shaders, materials, lighting, etc had all been polished up and more little doodads were added. They basically plan the trailer early on and then specifically shoot those scenes first with the intetion that they will be able to work on the film for a while while those scenes are getting the most work due to their being needed for the trailer. They cut it together when the effects are at a passable state and then continue to polish them as they go. It's one of the things I'm really hoping they improve in the GI Joe film vs it's trailer. The other thing I hope they improve is the acting and plot (apparent plot....), as the trailers also make those look like ass as well. Actually, yeah... GI Joe is gonna be a fucking awful movie.

Squiggly on May 21, 2009


This is actually might be good.

JimD on May 21, 2009


looks good to me, from what ive seen so far, ill be in line for this.

brian barajas on May 21, 2009


Was that C3P0's lovechild I saw?

Hercie on May 21, 2009


Looks good actually. I'm in!

justice on May 22, 2009


Oh no !! They changed the story. The comic -is not- an action flic that is why I am surprised they took this road. Let's see how it plays out.

Paul on May 22, 2009


Its a Disney Movie Enuff said. Disney + Psychological Thriller+ Live Action = FAIL!

Dude on May 22, 2009


Very cool! Absolutely NOTHING wrong with that trailer. Looks like a fun time and great to see Mr Willis back in action. He will be kickin some ass as usual. That write up is ridiculous! You said it's must watch and then trash it. You do that a lot. WTF?? Oh and on a side note which I'm pissed at FS about. I submitted this to you 3 times our your contact us form and for whatever reason it was completely ignored. WTF up with that!? Now this looks like a great, fun flick. Post this please n thanks. What's the point of running a movie site if you don't post all things movies? You should be posting anything and everything movies whether it be an Oscar contender or a silly B flick.

K on May 22, 2009


well what catches my eye and correct me if I'm wrong BUT DISNEY? LOL I can't believe that lol

Blue & Orange NY on May 22, 2009


Don't be so harsh Alex... It looks kinda a cool!!

Pedro Lopes on May 22, 2009


Because Terminator 3 and Catwoman were such great movies...

Sean on May 22, 2009


I can't believe that this is a Disney movie, is wide out if their standards. But we all know that a good action-fiction movie brings a lot of money, maybe they are running out of ideas for animation or their Hanah Montana, Wicked Mountain craps does not work good at the box office. Maybe..they are exploring new options, like action. Why not?...maybe in a future we can see more action flicks from them. Greetings from Mexico!!

Fercho on May 22, 2009


The trailer looks pretty sweet. Definitely concerned with this having the director of T3 and writer of Catwoman attached. The trailer may be the best thing about the movie, I guess we'll see. The concept of the story is very interesting though. Life without consequence. Surrogates make you a superhero and you can eat whatever you want and not get fat I guess, do robots eat I wonder, have sex and not worry. It's what many many people would want life to be. I'm surprised that there doesn't seem to be any religious angle to this. Maybe that just isn't in this story but it would seem in a world like this that religious people would be up in arms over this kind of lifestyle. Anyway though dystopian future, I'm there.

Moviegimp on May 22, 2009


It looks good but if Disney is putting this out.......I don't know. judging from the fact that it's against robots I don't think that there will be any blood but I'm also on the fence as far as the action in this flick I have to know what rating this is going to get before I make an opinion.

TheSaint on May 22, 2009


I will be there!

Trey on May 22, 2009


This movie kind of reminds me of Last Days

JussHaten on May 22, 2009


Why oh why did they change the story.... the comic was amazing don't change good thing. I really hope their get right, maybe their put all the action trailer

Nisshan on May 22, 2009


Typical Will Smithish movie, I'm glad he isn't in it. I'll think it looks ok.

Thomas on May 22, 2009


Looks like what it probably is: hokey, popcorn fun. What the hell, count me in.

sleepykid on May 22, 2009


wooow is the type of movie I expected matrix similar story



Looks good.

Ryan on May 22, 2009


Its Second Life the MOVIE!!!! Hahah had to say it.

I Wants Big Boom on May 22, 2009


"The action looks bad"? Why, Alex? Because unlike most action movies made in the last ten years we can actually see what the hell is going on?! Seems blissfully free of extreme-closeup-shaky-cam, which is a big plus in my book. Yes, the writers have their names on a few stinkers, but why not be more positive; remember (as stated in the news item) that they also wrote the excellent little thriller The Game for David Fincher? This might turn out to be one of their good ones. (Fingers crossed.) And folks, don't hold T3 against Mostow forever - he also made Breakdown, which is a brilliant edge of the seat Duel-style flick. Maybe one day he'll live up to the promise he showed with that movie.

Mathieu on May 22, 2009


so..... its like that site, second life(which i just found was actually real thanks to mtv: true life, besides the fact that i saw it on CSI a year ago) sorry.... tangent. so its like second life, in real life, with robots who get nasty in night clubs. well... real life in the movies. you know what im trying to say.

mrmr on May 22, 2009


looks good im excited!!! Its a sure winner

DAN DRUFF on May 22, 2009


fucking awesome!

smacky on May 22, 2009


omg is this really disney?looks frigin rated r hardcore epic movie like lol,-its like terminator,star wars,star trek,batman,and die hard rolled into one epic movie with bruce willie playing the hardcore epic hero. looks really amazing!

Spider94 on May 22, 2009


Looks interesting enough

Dan on May 22, 2009


A world where everyone is sexy......

CoConutman on May 23, 2009


Looks boring and it´s definitely not interesting for me...the robot faces are too cgish.

pipo on May 23, 2009


that plaid shirt Bruce Willis has on at the end? i totally have that shirt. its from American Eagle =]

Otacon on May 23, 2009


Looks like a mix between Minority Report and I, Robot. But instead of looney toon Tom Cruise it has Bruce Willis in it. And he is still a badass, and a good reason for me to give this a shot.

SuicidalOptimist on May 23, 2009


another out of life movie sigh...

mercury on May 24, 2009


I Robot with Willis in the front seat.

Fisherr on May 24, 2009



Meatcarnage on May 25, 2009


@20 I have to agree about the matrix comment but ill stil be there!!! looks gud

geneguru on May 25, 2009


seems like the reviews are starting to fall off on this website for some reason... i enjoy the availability of the trailers, but the reviews are hardly making any sense these days, constantly contradicting and seemingly hopeless.

Case on May 26, 2009


holy shit... this looks AMAZING

Eric on May 26, 2009


This looks like a fun and interesting movie! The Matrix? HELL NO!!!! Dont doom this movie by comparing it to that pile of crap.... the idea of surrogates or "remote operated" self avatars was around way PRE matrix... matrix..sheeesh..give me a break!!!

lando on May 28, 2009


i think it looks like it could be good, and i hope so!

Susana on May 29, 2009


So Matrix huh?

Matt on May 31, 2009


" I am Neo, I am here to save the world" "Dude" lol.... yea, looks the same eh?

lando on Jun 1, 2009


I hate bruce willis with hair! Why does he always have to have a wig that never looks real?! does he look like a swedish blonde hippy?? Er.....................NO! apart from that i think this will pass a couple of hours...nothing more.

vegasdanny on Jun 2, 2009


I don't know about any graphic novel but this is taken almost completly from Keith Laumer's short story "The Body Builders". Read it you will definitly agree. Chuck

chuck on Jun 18, 2009


Basically all those with surveys are total bull crap , full of viruses and ad's spammers, dispite that I managed to find this movie here at this adress But leave it for 10 it takes a while to buffer.

icey b on Jul 20, 2009


disney!?!?!?!?!? looks more like an R rated adults only action flick! Im there!

george on Aug 1, 2009


Bruce Willis has not played in a long time SF film. I am glad that you reminded of this species.

Fan SF on Aug 8, 2009


Man, this looks NOTHING LIKE iRobot!!! the concepts remind me of Masamune Shirows writings on remotes and built in wireless webs..(ghost in the shell comics get into it in greater depth) looks like a fun thriller with a bit of Isaac Asimov (most futurism gives some credit to Isaac Asimov's work, but much has been expanded since and deserves further exploitation in sci fi --thats my job.)

Lando Calrizzle (for Rizzle) on Aug 28, 2009


Looks cool. Its a matrix scenario done in a live-action video game of 2nd Life. I definitely won't miss it.

Cell on Sep 1, 2009


Anything with Bruce Willis' signature is always the BEST.

Eugene Gonzalez on Sep 3, 2009


Any movie with Bruce Willis is always the BEST.

Eugene Gonzalez on Sep 3, 2009


Hey Bruce call me, I want to be in one of your movies one of these days man

Eugene Gonzalez on Sep 3, 2009


Did I see Valerie Azlynn in that trailer? She's become one of my favorites. Was it really her? What part does Ms. Azlynn play? I cannot wait to see this movie!

Barbara on Sep 5, 2009


I am definitely looking forward to this movie. By the preview it looks like a combination of science and medicine to produce these clones that ends up somehow turning on their host.

Hsa on Sep 14, 2009


THRILLED to see this trailer. It looks like it will be a great movie. How can you not delight in Bruce Willis and these other stars figuring out how to stop their clones from destroying humanity? I'll be there on opening night! I wish I could have been IN the movie, but watching will have to do.

Barbara on Sep 15, 2009


Nice, Bruce and robots. What do You want more from sci-fi. I`d watch regardless of imdb rank.

marketing on Sep 25, 2009


This film was shit.

Kate Flood on Jun 10, 2010

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