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Extinction (Netflix Michael Pena alien invasion movie)

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Extinction (Netflix Michael Pena alien invasion movie)

Universal sold their SF film to Netflix akin to Paramount dealing The Cloverfield Paradox to Netflix

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Let's hope it wasn't sold because it's a bad movie, like how Cloverfield Paradox was.
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Nobody director/writers doesn't give much hope - Arrival screenwriter doesn't really count - hope it works out as the concept sounds interesting.
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Kinda boring. Slow moving. The idea was good though.
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Very boring and poorly executed.
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I thought it was entertaining. The "twist" was guess-able if you have seen enough of these types of movies.
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The io9 review had an insightful quote

"I totally understood why everyone involved would want to make this movie—and also, why no one should have."

I can't hate on it but I can't argue with people disappointed or even angry

When the invasion happens it's Skyline but that frustration gave way for me after the big reveal

They were swinging for the fences but I'm not sure anyone, especially not M. Night, could really pull it off

Might've worked as a half hour Twilight Zone

You're wrong Luke Cage, it's OVER!
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I thought it was OK, not a waste of time, way better than Titan or Cloverfield Paradox in my opinion.
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It was better than the Cloverfield Paradox but that's a pretty low bar. The dialogue was cringe inducing at times and about the only real eye opener in this was the reveal midway through. Boring action bits and dreadful CGI to round things out. At least it didn't overstay its welcome and had a mercifully short run time. The way Netflix is throwing money around you figure they could do better than this.
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Redmask wrote:
Jul 31st, 2018 11:19 am
It was better than the Cloverfield Paradox but that's a pretty low bar. The dialogue was cringe inducing at times and about the only real eye opener in this was the reveal midway through. Boring action bits and dreadful CGI to round things out. At least it didn't overstay its welcome and had a mercifully short run time. The way Netflix is throwing money around you figure they could do better than this.
i could understand the horrible dialogue at times (because of the 'twist'.) what i really don't like about this film is the constant screaming/crying insufferable kids... and they had a LOT of screentime...
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It wasn't terrible but I liked Cloverfield Paradox more...
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watched it a few nights back. would've felt like a sucker if I paid to see this at the cinema. much the same way I felt after a free screening of 'Life' last year
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