Netflix fans left baffled after watching new Chris Hemsworth movie Spiderhead
Netflix fans have been left baffled by new Chris Hemsworth movie Escape from Spiderhead.
The thriller, based on George Saunders’ dystopian short story Escape from Spiderhead, was added to the streaming service on Friday (18 June), follows two prisoners who bond as they come to terms with their pasts in a state-of-the-art slammer.
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The pair are locked up in a prison run by a visionary played by Chris, who experiments on his subjects using mind-altering drugs.
The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who directed smash-hit move Top Gun: Maverick, and is written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who are responsible first two Deadpool films.
The movie shot to the top of Netflix’s worldwide charts just one day after release, but some viewers took to social media to claim they only heard about the film on its day it came out.
One said: “Just watched Spiderhead on Netflix, the way they did not promote this film when its their best cast and overall the directing was brilliant is very in character for Netflix."
Another added: “I just heard about the movie Spiderhead two hours ago and that s*** was fire. How did Netflix not promote it?”
A third added: “Question @netflix why do u not promote #Spiderhead but would promote your other stuff which shouldn’t be named? It’s directed by #josephkosinski for heaven’s sake.”
A week before Spiderhead ’s release, director and producer Peter Atencio complained the movie had not been given enough coverage.
He wrote: “In seven days a streaming service is releasing a $100m+ movie starring one of the biggest movie stars on earth and directed by a guy with a movie in theatres currently that is the biggest smash hit of the year. Yet I can’t recall seeing a single piece of advertising for it.”
The Independent writer Louis Chilton claims there was no promotion for Spiderhead because the service is getting less daring by the day.
Some viewers think the movie would've worked better as an episode of Charlie Brooker's dystopian TV show Black Mirror
One wrote on Twitter: "Just finished Spiderhead and got to say I found the first half boring even though it was interesting concept… great director and actors but I’d skip it, probably a 5/10 for me.
"Really think this would have worked better as a short 40min Black Mirror episode or something."
Another added: "Spiderhead on Netflix could definitely be a Black Mirror episode," while a third added, "Spiderhead should've been an episode of Black Mirror."
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