Based on a short story by George Saunders, Spiderhead is the latest offering on Netflix. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski whose recent film, Top Gun 2, proved to be a monumental success. It has a fascinating premise. A pharmaceutical company performs experiments on inmates with chemicals that can alter a person’s behavior. It has Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller in lead roles, however, despite all this, it has received a lot of negative reviews from critics.
Netflix’s Spiderhead Gets Bad Reviews
Despite having an apex director and an awesome star cast, the film failed to impress many reviewers. The film had a lot of promise, however, it seems that it has underperformed. It certainly has some good aspects to it, though. The experimental drugs given to inmates are quite ingenious. Take, for instance, Darkenfloxx, which makes one feel very bad, or Verbaluce, which makes a person speak eloquently.
The screenwriters, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (“Deadpool”) had a difficult task at hand. They appear to have done well. The film is nuanced and is made well, however on the whole it fails to impress. What do you think about the film and the reviews it got? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.
Twitter Reaction to The Film
Take a look at a few Twitter reactions to this film, below.
.@AP Film Review: Chris Hemsworth is a standout at an eccentric visionary in the George Saunders adaptation #Spiderhead, but the movie overall seems a bit confused about what it wants to say, writes @ldbahr in her review. https://t.co/QgGRLOTKT7
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) June 13, 2022
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) June 13, 2022
#Spiderhead doesn’t feel as dark and morally challenging as it is set up to be. It’s all played a bit too safe when it’s begging for a nastier and more sadistic treatment without sacrificing the dark humorhttps://t.co/yDBz97oiT9
— The NorthRob (@FlickMythRob) June 13, 2022
It seems that despite having great actors, a star director, and a fascinating plot, the film, Spiderhead, failed to impress many.
Spiderhead would release on 17 June 2022 on Netflix. The cast of the film includes Chris Hemsworth as Steve Abnesti, Miles Teller as Jeff, Jurnee Smollett as Rachel, BeBe Bettencourt as Emma, and Tess Haubrich as Heather among others.