While its' aims may have been higher this is much closer in spirit to other sci-fi messes like 'Virus' and 'Event Horizon' then anything actually good or clever. Another stand alone script that has been 'adapted' into the so-called 'Cloverfield' universe lands with a total thud on Netflix...aka dumping ground. While it does have some merits such as Gugu Mbatha-Raw's performance this is definitely a misfire overall.
After viewing the final product, what initially appeared as a coup for Netflix - landing a slick science-fiction thriller originally intended for theaters, with a surprise Super Bowl teaser for the launch - feels like a case of Paramount offloading an over-budget movie they knew was going to bomb. The dialogue and exposition are so artlessly executed, I'm halfway surprised J.J. Abrams put his name on this production.
a lot of fun, but admittedly basically average. not entirely sure why they went with the meh ending, i would've been perfectly fine with the shepard's second misfire sending them back to their own dimension and back in time.
Saw it with my brother. He said, "I know it's going to suck, but I want to see it anyway", which was the way I felt. It wasn't a strictly essential film to make, but there were moments. The arm was good.
LMAO ! This movie is so hilariously bad that it is actually entertaining. You know in a bizarre way, parts of this movie feels like it's was written by Simon Pegg- who's purposely doing a outlandish satire of the recent resurgence of Sci Fi (Ex: the whole "arm" situation coupled with ALL the one liners about it). Really weird for me to say, but perhaps thats just me attempting to make logical sense of this whole mess
To quote Oscar Martinez: "The analytical part of me wants to examine it... but I know it has no content." Only thing I can add is, if you're ever in the mood for a shitty sci-fi film, this will do the trick. Seriously, it's terrible.
Ok, but because these films are all connected by something called Slusho and crazy fanboys we can easily pretend that this one never happened, that Netflix truly doesn't give a shit about its content or subscribers, that there are still two deeply enjoyable films about actual human beings trying to survive that merit additional films/creativity/talent and this, this... literal disaster was a mistake. Right?