…this is mostly an excuse to show some very capable killer ladies strut their stuff on screen for in just under two hours. This is more than enough for me.
While I would not call this film a classic by any means, it certainly does entertain more than most films that premiere on Netflix.
This is the right story for someone of Johansson’s ability, stature and sense of self.
If you make it through the agonizing first hour, you’ll have something on between The Thing and Starship Troopers.
There is entirely too much flashing, and not enough here for which to back.
If you ever wanted to see Lord of the Flies in space, then Voyagers is for you.
Wahlberg’s good a pumping out product. Sometimes we get The Italian Job, other times we get Contraband. This is closer to the latter.
It’s doubtful anyone will dislike this entry, beyond the afore-mentioned lack of lighting, but it’s also no sure bet that it will be nearly revisited as the first two films. Subtract half of a point for sadly wasting John Noble.
The best thing about that first film, however, is the best thing about the second film: Millicent Simmonds.
The older he gets, the more it feels like he gave up trying long ago. If this slate of films is considered art of any kind, then I don’t know crap about film. I only know these films qualify as crap.
There is next to no thrill the viewer gets from seeing Adams huff her way through the scenes, wondering if she’s imagining things or if her life is even worth living.
Notaro especially is worth the price of admission, with her wry comedic observations wafting through the heavy air like a wisdom to which the rest of us are not privy.
See this film if you want to experience the calm after the storm.
If you can handle a story with real tension and digital countdowns, start here.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is an above average thriller (with an awful title) where women are allowed to shine without making the film look too woke for the willing suspension of disbelief.
It’s not necessarily a reinvention, but the same story in better hands.