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Spiderhead (2022)


70/10: Going into Spiderhead I was not expecting much due to the mixed bag of reviews, but I was really surprised. The concept is really interesting and very deranged, I found myself gasping out loud at scenarios that were presented to the inmates throughout the film. While I do agree that the third act does fall bit short, I still found it enjoyable enough. The acting in this movie was superb. Chris Hemsworth does an excellent job as the "villain," he really makes you believe that he is doing this out of a good heart. It was really nice seeing him play a somewhat demented scientist, which is outside of the comedic role that he has carved himself due to the MCU. Wyatt Teller and Jurnee Smollett do a really good job as well, they have very emotionally invested scenes that bleed over to the audience. Overall, this film starts off strong and slowly fades towards the end but nothing that tremendously hurts the overall product
Sunday, September 25, 2022

Verdict:** _Good

40/10: Can't fault the acting or the production values
Sunday, September 25, 2022

This was filmed in Australia, on an island in Queensland. The premise should be more interesting than the way this film presents it. Poor directing? Perhaps. As I said, the acting is good and believable. A couple of plot holes that I couldn't wrap my head around. The film was based on a short story, which I'm told is a very good story. Clearly the movie got something very wrong. A few days after I watched it, and the movie is unmemorable

40/10: The concept is fascinating enough, but the story is so slow and boring that it's hard to follow. Seems like there's a message buried somewhere in there, but it's easy to fall asleep before Evil Corporations oh my god is properly repackaged and regurgitated at whatever climax they think they wrote into the script somewhere. Snore
Sunday, September 25, 2022

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Friday, June 24, 2022

FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/spiderhead-spoiler-free-review "Spiderhead contains a fascinating high-concept sci-fi premise, but even with an extraordinary cast, it falls short of its narrative potential. Chris Hemsworth proves again that he's one of the most underrated actors working today, while Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett share excellent chemistry. Technically, Joseph Kosinski and his team are able to generate an uneasy atmosphere in a single location without forgetting some visually impressive shot selection. Nevertheless, the story loses energy and focus during the second act, leaving dozens of creative, genuinely captivating paths unexplored or underdeveloped, ultimately choosing the safest, most generic alternative. Revelations and twists are somewhat inconsistent but undeniably impactful. I still highly recommend it. I'm very curious about the general audience's reaction." Rating: B-

**Spiderhead could have been so...
Sunday, September 25, 2022

**Spiderhead could have been so much more but settled for bland.** Spiderhead’s concept presented compelling possibilities but fell very short of its potential. The movie focuses on pharmaceuticals that create love, fear, and other emotions in its prison-mandated test subjects. I expected the plot to center on characters grappling with whether they actually love their new boyfriend/girlfriend, causing them to doubt every decision since they entered the program — a psychological angle. Instead, Spiderhead is a basic rich guy doing something shady at the expense of others movie. With a great cast and an incredible director, I wanted this movie to be so much more. Ultimately, Spiderhead is another forgettable straight-to-streaming movie that wasted its exciting premise and talent.

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