Upgrade ★★★★

Was worried it would wane on a second viewing, but just the opposite. It helps that my biggest beef about the first go-around, Harrison Gilbertson's performance, is retroactively justified at the end of the film and works a lot better when you know what's coming. It also helps that VENOM's shittiness casts UPGRADE's low budget in a different light, showing how amazing and creative this film is for the money, particularly when it comes to the insane camera choreography. It's efficient storytelling and world building, it's super fun, it's just the right amount of mean, and I expect it will only become more and more well remembered as time goes by.