As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people at home, Netflix has become an entertainment giant, releasing a wide variety of movies and TV shows to stream. However, not all of their latest movie releases have been hits. Let’s dive into a few of the latest movies from Netflix and see how they fared on the big screen.
One of the most anticipated releases from Netflix in 2020 was “The Irishman,” which reunited director Martin Scorsese with actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. The movie was a success with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and multiple award nominations. However, some critics feel that the movie was too long, with a runtime of 209 minutes. They argue that the length was unnecessary, and the story could have been told in a shorter amount of time.
Another highly anticipated release from Netflix in 2021 was “Army of the Dead,” directed by Zack Snyder. The movie follows a group of mercenaries who plan a heist during a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas. The movie received mixed reviews, with some critics praising the fast-paced action and humor, while others criticized the lack of character development and flat dialogue. However, the movie did well in terms of viewership, with over 75 million households streaming it in its first month of release.
One of the latest additions to Netflix’s original movies is “Thunder Force,” a superhero movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. The movie follows two childhood friends who become superheroes with extraordinary powers to save their city from villainous foes. While some enjoyed the comedic aspect of the movie, many critics criticized the predictable plot and dull execution of the superhero elements.
Lastly, “The Woman in the Window” was released in May 2021 and stars Amy Adams as an agoraphobic psychologist who witnesses a crime while spying on her neighbors through the window. The movie received mixed reviews, with some praising the performances of the actors and the suspenseful plot, while others criticized the slow pace and the derivative nature of the plot, which has been compared to Hitchcock’s “Rear Window.”
In conclusion, Netflix has released several movies that have received both positive and negative reviews from critics and viewers alike. While some movies have been successful in terms of viewership and award nominations, others have been criticized for their predictable plots, long runtimes, and lack of character development. Regardless, Netflix continues to release an impressive number of original movies, and with their ever-growing budget, they are sure to have more hits on the horizon.