Netflix launched a couple of original films that launched on their streaming platform. Most of the films were supported by big names in Hollywood but not all of them worked very well for Netflix. We look at the five Netflix original films that didn’t work.
#1 The Meyerowitz Stories
Adam Sandler needs to get his groove back and immediately. Unless he does, he will be stuck in these sugary sweet, feel good tropes that come and go. Make no mistake about this, the Meyerowitz Stories had a great star cast and an interesting story. Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel play three siblings looking to bond with their ailing father, played by Dustin Hoffman. However, this one didn’t work out well.
Anything that stars Game of Thrones actors is bound to generate hype and iBoy has been around on Netflix since awhile. The sci-fi film is based on a 2010 novel by Kevin Brookes. The story itself was pretty cliched and has been a plot that Bollywood film-makers have followed since decades. A boy ends up assaulted by a gang of thugs and now has mysterious powers after a shrapnel from his phone is lodged in his head. This one was an underwhelmed too.
#3 Death Note
Death Note is a seminal piece of work from the world of anime, some even say it is the greatest horror work ever done in anime. So, when Netflix announced that they would adapt this for Hollywood, it got people interested. However, what happened was that they turned the Netflix original film into a typical Hollywood thriller/horror slash fest. Opinion about this film was mixed.
#4 Win It All
Films about casinos interest us. Films about flawed characters trying to win money at the casino really get us. So, we were quite excited about Win It All, a film about a gambling addict who is loses $50,000 and then must rebuild his life. Though the film had an exciting concept, it all ended up as long conversations between people with zero action.
#5 White Gold
Another Netflix original about a heist gone wrong. The film got some hype when it first announced, and it launched, but then it was so British that the other audiences couldn’t quite connect with it.
These are the five Netflix Originals that were underwhelming. What’s your list? Tell us in the comments section.
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