Surrogates, starring Bruce Willis as FBI agent Greer, tells a futuristic tale where humans live their lives through artificial life-sized replicas of themselves. Originally developed to offer the physically disabled a previously unknown freedom, these human-like robots or Surrogates have been adopted by almost the entire human population, offering the appearance of physical perfection and allowing humans to experience life vicariously without danger of injury or harm to their real human bodies which lay in cyber beds from the comfort of their homes. A minority has chosen to reject this way of life and formed a cult-like following let by The Prophet (Ving Rhames).
As the movie opens, the impossible happens. For the first time Surrogates killed in a way that also kills the human operator, nullifying the whole point of having a Surrogate. Greer and his partner (Radha Mitchell) must discover how this can happen and who is behind it.
While some minor character development was done for Greer (focusing on the death of his son and strained relationship with his wife), most characters were very one-dimensional. This may have been deliberate to show the deadening effect Surrogates have on human interaction, but it also made it very difficult for the audience to become emotionally involved with the film.
If you are a huge Bruce Willis fan, you might want to check this one out. Otherwise, I would recommend you wait for the DVD.