Shopping Netflix this week, I noticed one thing fairly unusual that caught my eye on the High 10 Motion pictures checklist. Within the US, the apocalyptic catastrophe film How It Ends is the #1 film on the service, lately dropping the documentary Abercrombie and Fitch.
The bizarre half? I might have sworn I noticed this film a very long time in the past, and it seems… I did. How It Ends was initially launched 4 years in the past in 2018. I assumed perhaps it was a film that Netflix lately purchased and marked as their very own, which is why it is perhaps right here, however that is not true. In actual fact, How It Ends was ever a Netflix film, and that is when it debuted on the time.
The movie stars Divergent star Theo James and Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham as two folks amongst many attempting to flee an inexplicable apocalypse. The apocalypse… stays unexplained all through the film, it’s associated to one thing “seismic”, however the origins are by no means revealed.
I really wrote a assessment referred to as “Do not Let This Finish Up Stealing Two Hours Of Your Life” when it got here out in 2018, and this is what I stated about it on the time:
“It is a mediocre postapocalyptic movie that turns into downright horrible by refusing to offer any semblance of significant solutions to its central thriller. You will come to the tip and really feel such as you’ve completely wasted two hours of your life, so don’t fret. Netflix is clearly not going to warn you about this, so take it from me.”
I am not alone on this feeling. How It Ends has one of many worst critic and viewership scores I’ve ever seen for a Netflix unique movie, with each scoring 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. That is it absurdly low for an viewers rating particularly, which implies nearly everybody who watched it, hated it. My recommendation nonetheless stands, do not watch this film.
I can not resolve this thriller, nevertheless. Why How It Ends is the #1 film on Netflix, 4 years after its launch, with outrageously horrible evaluations. Is it a part of any viral traits on TikTok? Elon Musk tweeted about this? I don’t know, nevertheless it exhibits the profound weirdness of Netflix’s high 10 checklist, particularly the film checklist, which additionally incorporates three Shrek films. Cleaner, a forgotten 2007 movie starring Eva Mendes and Samuel L. Jackson, has additionally been within the high three for a while. The one actually new Netflix unique film on the checklist proper now’s Ryan Reynolds’ The Adam Venture.
Please, if you already know why How It Ends has all of the sudden develop into so in style after 4 years, regardless of nobody liking it, I am dying to know. That is very unusual, and there needs to be any type of rationalization right here in addition to the algorithm all of the sudden freaking out and spitting for some motive.
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