You can’t go past a good Netflix movie.
What you can go past is a, erm, pretty damn average one.
But it also delivered a few underwhelming original movies and a few, well, shockers.
To help you avoid a crappy binge session this weekend, we’ve rounded up some of Netflix’s biggest flops:
Critic score: 29%
Audience score: 45%
It’s as if Netflix went to their little movie making machine and typed in ‘college-based comedy’, ‘some kind of competitive sport’, and ‘woke pls’ and this is what came out.
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In short, it’s a dance movie that tries to send an important message about diversity and inclusion and wokeness etc… but fails.
The good news is it’s so lame, you’ll probably love it. You can read my full review here.
Critic score: 27%
Audience score: 86%
Bright is, well, a lot of things. It’s a cop fantasy drama set in a dystopian future where Will Smith plays a futuristic version of all the characters he has played in the past.
Yep, he’s a cop who somehow manages to singlehandedly save the day… again.
In this movie he teams up with an orc rookie cop (Joel Edgerton) who is hated by the rest of the police force.
Together they have to protect a magical sword the rest of the world are trying to get their hands on.
Bright is supposedly a story about diversity and inclusion but mostly it’s about shiny swords, orcs and fairies, and Will Smith saving the day.
The Cloverfield Paradox
Critic score: 17%
Audience score: 58%
Netflix dropped The Cloverfield Paradox straight after the Super Bowl this year and it… flopped.
It’s a science fiction horror movie set in space. It follows a bunch of astronauts on board a space station who need to find a way home after accidentally travelling to an alternative universe.
It’s kind of like if Gravity and Cloverfield had a baby and that baby was really annoying.
The Open House
Critic score: 14%
Audience score: 10%
The Open House follows the story of Naomi (Piercy Dalton) and her son Logan (Dylan Minnette) who move into a relative’s vacation home after a death in the family.
The home – of course – is an isolated, sprawling mansion surrounded by woods. Because, as you’re probably aware, people in horror movies never move into simple, single-story houses in busy suburbs.
Naomi and Logan hardly had time to unpack their belongings and settle into their new digs when things start to get a little bit creepy.
You see, the house is currently on the market and every Sunday they have to vacate it for an open house. After the first open house, the mother and son duo start to think that there’s someone else in the house… they’re right.
While The Open House has all the trappings of a great horror movie, its confusing ending has left fans fuming. You can read my full review here.
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The Ridiculous 6
Critic score: 0%
Audience score: 31%
The Ridiculous 6 is… is… ridiculous.
It stars Adam Sandler as Tommy Stockburn AKA “White Knife”, a man who was raised in a Native American community.
When his outlaw dad is kidnapped, Stockburn sets off across the Wild West on a rescue mission with the five brothers he never knew he had – AKA the ridiculous 6.
The critics gave this movie a rating of 0%… so view at your own risk.
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