Netflix is a virtually endless gallery of cool movies and TV shows to watch, and an even more endless gallery of laughable bullshit that has absolutely no business attempting to entertain me or the people I care about. Alex Garland’s directorial debut is like a slow-burn noir movie only with sexy robots and a jacked, alcoholic Oscar Isaac. The three-hander between Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and Alicia Vikander is played to perfection, and even by the end it’s so damn entertaining that the movie can’t be blames for not quite following through on all its varied, weighty themes. She’s had a few duds under her belt since, but this is a pitch-perfect movie and a singularly gorgeous yet grotesque horror movie. The Road. For those seeking a more refined, prestige sci-fi movie, The Road gives us a bleak post-apocalyptic world in which all the sci-fi stuff has already happened. We talked at length about Netflix’s new original movie just the other week, but it bears repeating Extinction is a fast, well-put-together movie that is not derailed by a MAJOR twist halfway through, but rather improved. A gleefully violent throwback movie that doesn’t feel boring even for a second.
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