Like clockwork, Netflix’s latest big-budget blockbuster arrived to half-hearted critical reactions, only to shrug its shoulders in the face of widespread apathy to become one of the platform’s biggest hits, with Francis Lawrence. Slumberland the latest in a long, long, long line of underwhelming epics to strike a chord with subscribers.
According to FlixPatrol, The hunger Games and Constantine The director’s latest film has become an instant Top 10 hit in 83 countries since its premiere on the platform yesterday, but it only managed to land the top spot in 19 of them. While that could change by this time tomorrow, so far Jason Momoa’s $150 million fantasy has failed to dethrone Lindsay Lohan’s party favorite. Fall for Christmaswhich is something.
On rotten tomatoes, Slumberland holds a low score of just 39%, which is admittedly and very infuriating for the course when it comes to Netflix’s pricey in-house exclusives. It would be nice if the company poured so much money into productions that have been enthusiastically received, but it’s been proven countless times that reviews mean nothing when it comes to convincing paying customers to push the Game.
Slumberland has a lot to admire visually, but as always, it’s the shortcomings of the storytelling that let it down. Momoa is obviously having fun as the mischievous Flip, and he’s never anything less than a charismatic force of nature on screen, and yet we can’t help but wish his whirlwind performance would improve the product. finish instead of just masking the cracks.