The most watched film in the history of Netflix has been revealed.
You might have expected it to be a classic action movie. Something that’s been watched a million times over and remains a go-to favourite for
hungover lazy Sundays.
The most watched movie on Netflix is… Dun-da-da-DUUUUUN…
The Ridiculous Six.
Haven’t heard of it?
Neither had I. But apparently lots and LOTS of people have.
The Ridiculous Six is a Netflix original starring Adam Sandler as a Wild-West outlaw on a quest to find his father. He is joined by a group of misfits including some (ahem) familiar faces. The cast includes Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, and of course, Steve Buscemi. Would it be a Sandler film without them?
It also features Taylor Lautner (aka Jacob from Twilight) as a buck-toothed hillbilly. A riveting performance, no doubt.
According to News.com.au, Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, made the announcement, stating, “It’s been the most-watched movie in the history of Netflix.”
And it’s only been available for 30 days.
But the most shocking part of all this is that by all accounts it’s bad. Like really, really bad. Terrible.
The Guardian‘s review said if you “peer through this dopey haze long enough, and you can’t fail to notice the cavalier racial attitudes, the endlessly pliable women; you’d have every right to be outraged, were it not now par for the Sandler course.”
A reviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times stated, “Well. I liked the opening credits. There’s a hint of originality and spark. And the closing credits — they were really cool. The problem was the nearly two hours in between.”
And The Hollywood Reporter said they really have no idea why “anyone would bother”.
Neither do I. And I’ve only seen the trailer.
What would have been your guess for the Most Watched Movie on Netflix?