Not Nova related, but saw this cool little flick tonight on NETFLIX
For anyone looking for a solid movie on NETFLIX, I highly recommend “Spectral” which just came out a few weeks ago. The movie does not reinvent the wheel in terms of a sci fi action plot in the genre of Aliens/ Predator, yet what it does is deliver very well produced visuals/cinematography, action, effects, good dialogue, solid acting, and a level of quality that far exceeds the expectations of a NETLIX flick. Not only is it one of the better NETFLIX original features ever, it’s probably one of the best sci fi /action films in the last couple of years. I love the feel of this film, it captures all the best of hard-nosed war movies, meets Call of Duty and Halo…very enjoyable. For what this movie is, I give it a 9 / 10.
To be fair there are a couple of herky-jerky points in the movie that seem a little forced, but all in all its well done. Really I am almost in disbelief that was a NETFLIX movie and not a theatrical release.
I also want to say, with respect to Marvel TV (which for some reason I thought about when I saw this) that if this is what folks can do for a meager NETFLIX originals, its makes the crap and low budget feeling TV that Jeph Loeb and Marvel TV crew are pumping out both on NETFLIX and on ABC seem all the more unacceptable. You can do this kind of stuff on a lower budget, and this class of flick proves it.
I look forward to whatever this guy who directed this movie, a newcomer named Nic Mathieu, is working on next. He did a hell of a job with this movie.