I watched Surrogates at the cinema when it was released. Not a perfect film – a little too Hollywood in delivery for my tastes, but it’s packed with excellent ideas relevant to our internet dominated times. For some reason the film appears to have completely disappeared from public memory within just 18 months of release. A string of very negative reviews from critics, who are often found giving praise to worse films, didn’t help. What Surrogates lacks in comparison to the overrated Inception and underrated The Matrix is a plotline that many viewers find difficult to unravel. Nevertheless I still recommend it.