• Why I liked Surrogates the Movie

    This is a movie for the science fiction fans and unbelievable futuristic worlds where when the impossible happen, it is considered normal. The film was made in 2009 and it is action-packed with a lot of thrilling moments. The movie is PG rated (13 years) and runs for about one hour and twenty-nine minutes. Its premier was received with mixed reviews by critics receiving 6.3 out of ten from the International Movie Database, 38% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and 45%from Metacritic.

    The plot of the movie is engrossing: it is set in a futuristic world where human beings live in isolation and do not interact at all but can live vicariously through what is called surrogates – replicas of the human form and mind but in the form of a robot – which can be controlled by the mind of their creator. These surrogate robots present themselves to the world as younger, better, and more attractive than the real person is, and in reality, no one you meet is there in their physical form. Some of these surrogates even go to the gym, so I assume they are fitter than the persons that control them; it’s a bit of a confounding world this movie creates.

    When a surrogate is murdered which in effect leads to the death of its human form owner due to some odd linkage through technology, things spiral out of control and the relatively peaceful world created here is thrust into chaos. Greer and his partner, Jennifer Peters of the FBI, are called to investigate the murder and are shocked to find that the victim is the child of the founder of the surrogacy program Dr. Lionel canter. Dr. Canter has grown somewhat disillusioned about his invention of the avatars, and the investigation sends Greer to a community of people called Dreads who reject the programme and have chosen to live with each other in the flesh.

    When something goes wrong with Greer’s avatar, and he miraculously survives, he must descend into the streets as his flesh self in all his bald glory to keep working the case of who is murdering the surrogates and their owners. The movie descends into apparent chaos after that with adequate action scenes from Bruce Willis and more solving of puzzles.

    The cast of this movie includes the celebrated action actor Bruce Willis as Agent Greer, Radha Mitchell as Agent Peters, Rosamund Pike as Maggie Greer, James Cromwell as Dr. Canter, Victor Webster as Lopez, James Ginty as a young Greer and Devin Ratray as Bobby. The ensemble of this cast was made to boost the image of the movie, specifically the presence of Bruce Willis, a feat that did not work as effectively as may have been anticipated.

    Overall, the movie was a great one to watch, and I will admit it was most likely due to Bruce Willis’ part in it, but the action scenes were awesome, the storyline adequately interesting to keep you watching to the end and the camera work was done well. However, the plot may have been a little ambitious for the movie, and many critics have termed it merely unbelievable in a way that would not work with the diversity of the real world.

  • Mutant X

    Just recently, Victor got selected to play a starring role as mutant Brennan Mulwray in the television series “Mutant x.” The show is about a team of Mutants who possess superpowers as an effect of genetic engineering. Their mission is to check out and safeguard their fellow New Mutants. The series was shot in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Victor Webster as Brennan Mulwray

    In the television series, Victor Webster who played as Brennan is the son of a fighter pilot of the Vietnam war, who got arrested, imprisoned and killed after he was flying was shot down flying behind the enemy lines. Brennan’s mother got married again; however, he and his step-father never got along so well. By the time he was ten years old, he had already begun using his skills of boosting cars. He and his childhood friend Cole Thatcher pulled mad skills like racing on stolen cars in icy lakes; there is an instant in the series when Brennan almost died when the car he was driving went through the ice.

    Brennan Mulwray

    When Brennan went back to school, he was faced with a court-appointed choice between detention in juvenile and counseling, Brennan chose to see psychologist Dr. Victor Palance. Dr. Victor was the first person who Brennan trusted enough to tell about his new mutant powers. After finishing high school, Brennan went to live in a small apartment with his girlfriend from high school, Becky Dolan, until Becky conned him out of money and dumped him. Brennan’s life included small crimes and grand theft autos. He felt guilty at a point in his life after recommending a friend Denny Logan for a job in a bank which surprisingly turned out to be a set-up, Denny ended up being thrown to jail.

    As he was moving his gang up for an armed bank robbery, he saw Emma DeLauro running from the GSA. Unfortunately, when he tried to protect her, he got captured by GSA’s agent Frank Thorne. Brennan decided to join Mutant X after they saved him from the GSA’s captivation. As an electrical elemental, Brennan, also known as “Sparky” can throw tesla coils from his fingers, giving him the ability to jump-start cars and cardiac arrests, electrocute his rivals, and open locks operated electronically. Brennan needs some time of rest between the use of electricity and is not able to use his powers when his body is wet.

    It would be right to some extent to say that no one else would play the role of Brennan Mulwray better than Victor Webster did. He made his character and abilities naturally come to life.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Victor Webster

    You may have seen him on your screen playing the tough but resilient Detective Carlos Fenagra on the TV show Continuum, or as Nicholas Alaiman on Days of Our Lives, because Victor Webster is no stranger to the TV. He is an excellent actor that has been active for almost twenty years, from 1998 to this day. He has also appeared in magazines such as People and Cosmopolitan as one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors.

    He was born and raised in Alberta Canada on 7th February 1973 to parents John Webster who is a police officer and Roswitha Webster who is a hair stylist. Webster comes from a wide descent of Italian, Spanish, French, German, English, and Scottish. His family later moved to California where Victor attended high school in San Clemente and then attended university at Saddleback Junior College. He became a stockbroker for a brief period, owned an import and export company before slowly transitioning into acting.

    As a teenager, Victor was known to be a bit of a troublemaker, and after a few run-ins with the wrong crowds, he decided to change. For that, he took up casual kickboxing and martial arts, a feat that earned him a Black Belt in Tae kwon do. He began teaching and competing in amateur kickboxing, and heavyweight Tae kwon do, for which he holds an undefeated record to this day.

    He appeared in the 1998 Cosmopolitan issue “All about Men,” and this feature more or less launched his career in the spotlight. His good looks, charm, and talent he developed while participating in high school stage plays begun getting him noticed, and he started getting roles in various films and television shows with multiple networks. Though he has not been nominated for any awards regarding during that time, that has never stopped him push his limits. He performs stunts in some of the projects he does but has complained before that he is expected to disregard most of his practical knowledge about martial arts, let his instincts loose rather than holding on to the control that comes with practicing martial arts.

    Victor landed the role of Nicholas in NBC’s favorite daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1999, an iconic character that put him on the Hollywood radar for future acting jobs. He left the soap and joined the cast of an action series called Mutant X in 2001 for three seasons, and was featured in People magazine in 2002 as one of the 50 most eligible bachelors. He has made numerous guest appearances in TV shows like Criminal Minds, Baywatch, Sex and the City, Life Happens, Charmed, NCIS, Bones, Mom, NCIS Los Angeles, Castle, White Collar, and starred as Detective Carlos in the series, Continuum.

    Despite working on television projects, Victor Webster has also appeared in various movies including Hallmark Channel’s Home for Christmas Day, Love Blossoms, a Harvest Wedding, the Scorpion King, coming and going, and a few more. He has not been linked to any serious relationships over the course of his career, being an eligible bachelor and all, so he is a single man in Hollywood with a lucrative career and enjoying life.