Agree. Had not seen this article when I watched first 15 minutes of this film and decided it wasn’t for me. Netflix is releasing new movies and TV shows like a factory, most are crap.
And yet I think its best value for money media platform. Most content is fine or good with some crap, same as normal TV.Agree. Had not seen this article when I watched first 15 minutes of this film and decided it wasn’t for me. Netflix is releasing new movies and TV shows like a factory, most are crap.
Interesting comment that probably deserves more examination as most movie goers have become immune to any talk about movie budgets.On the other hand I worry that Netflix are giving the producers/creatives too much money for these types of film. I think Extraction, good, but could have been better, Bay’s 6 Underground was OK, but not considering how much it cost, now they’ve given $200m to a Russos spy actioner starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling.
I think I’d prefer medium/high budgets for actioners, it just forces everything to be a little tighter, and better executed I find. Sci-Fi is a bit different as you need a lot more for the production design and effects.
Interesting comment that probably deserves more examination as most movie goers have become immune to any talk about movie budgets.
As an example the classic 'Alien' movie made by Ridley Scott in 1979 had a budget of 4.2 million USD, which in today's money is $14.7 million USD.
Considering how influential Alien was to become for sci-fi / horror movie making globally for decades afterwards, the difference between having creative movie making talent and using big budgets as a major attraction to draw in audiences becomes obvious.
In recent decades we have seen established numbers of producers and directors whose main business profile is negotiating ridiculous amounts of money to make what can be best described as standard B grade pulp movies where the CGI or big money stars are supposed to draw in big box office audiences, movies where actual original creative content gets left out.
Typical production line studio movie making nowadays is mostly about financing and getting tax breaks, once you include product placement and merchandising the film is paid for before it gets made, only the budget for promotion and marketing becomes an extra for the studios, without big screen releases this budget can be reduced too as Netflix knows.
Filming on location in different countries provides numerous economic advantages for film makers especially if these countries have built their own film studios too, with so much film making expertise available worldwide the production times for film making are being reduced and are more cost effective, something which Netflix is doing as well with divisions of its company being set up around the world subsidized by local government money.
An example of this is in Australia, which has helped finance numerous Marvel, Warner Bros and Disney blockbuster film projects in recent years, they all employ lots of people.
Whether a new era of original creative film making will return is debatable while multi-million dollar budget business deals are the norm, in my opinion the greed is good factor has been in Hollywood for some while now and that is a problem for film making as a creative art form, and Netflix, among others has followed that bandwagon.
Is not that its only a bad film... it’s that Netflix tells me it’s at number 1 for stuff to watch.. lots of disappointed ppl out there if it’s telling them the same thing.
I agree with the low rating. The Pilot showed little emotion during the initial drone missile killing 2 soldiers as collateral damage, but then onwards is very emotionally upset when seeing death or risk of death.
That was so bafflingI agree with the low rating. The Pilot showed little emotion during the initial drone missile killing 2 soldiers as collateral damage, but then onwards is very emotionally upset when seeing death or risk of death.
Anthony Mackie has another Netflix movie coming up called 'The Ogun' so his star quality is obviously a major highlight for them.
I will watch this film though perhaps I shouldn't have read this review, a trailer I saw didn't look too bad but obviously showed the alleged good bits.
Mackie has done 'IO' and 'Point Blank' on Netflix as well.