What to Watch on Netflix: Social Distancing Edition

This year Netflix has come out with plenty of new options for it’s viewers. From new  Netflix originals to additional fan favorites such as “Valentine’s Day.” But which ones were flops and which were a success? Here are just some of the many movies Netflix has provided for its viewers.

1. “Spenser Confidential”- Came out on Netflix on March 6. It focuses on a police officer, after being released, who makes it his mission to uncover the network of dirty cops and gang members. In the movie, fans were able to get cameos of their favorite rapper Post Malone, who was featured as a fellow inmate of the main character. While the movie was entertaining, many critics believe that the movie was clumsily made and moves at a pace much too fast for the movie and that making a sequel is highly discouraged.  I personally rate this movie a 6 out of 10.

2. “All the Bright Places”- Came out on February 28. The movie is centered around two emotionally scarred teenagers who learn to make the small moments in life count. This movie shows the constant battle those with mental illness have to endure on a daily basis. And the movie has received many positive reviews from critics, and those negative reviews mostly are based on the fact that the movie is unoriginal and shallow. The positive reviews are mainly centered around the fact depression was accurately depicted in the movie. I personally rate this movie a 6.5 out of 10.

3. “To All the Boys: P.S I Still Love You”-  Came out on February 12 and is the sequel to the “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” This movie continues to follow Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky as they navigate their way through their relationship as new obstacles such as new love interests are tested. What did the critics have to say? They thought, while the movie was sweet and good-hearted, it undermined the relationship they had us so invested in. Not only that, they feel like this movie is not as effortless and clever as the first. I personally rate this movie a 8 out of 10.

4. “The Platform”- Came out on September 6, 2019. “The Platform “is a highly disturbing movie about a vertical prison where food is passed down to the floors one after the other. The ones on the higher level get the food and the lower levels starve and one man tries to fix it. The critics reveal that the movie is a must see movie that leaves viewers’ stomachs feeling queasy. There aren’t many bad reviews besides personal opinions on the grueling movie. I personally rate this movie a 8.5 out of 10.

5. “6 Underground”- Came out December 10, 2019. The movie follows six individuals who are good at what they do, but that’s not what they  were chosen for; they were chosen based on their desire of deleting their past. But the critics felt that the movie was very cringeworthy and sexist, and not only that, they bash the director Michael Bay, claiming this movie is a model of his worst instincts and they feel none of his best instincts. The good reviews are slim to none, but what they do say is that the movie is excessively goofy and entertaining. I personally rate this movie a 4.5 out of 10.

Here are some runner-up movies that might make for a good movie day: 

  1. Marriage Story 
  2. Zodiac 
  3. Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse 
  4. The Irishman
  5. Step Brothers 
  6. Roma 
  7. Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2 
  8. Blue Valentine 
  9. Valentine’s Day
  10. He’s Just Not That Into You 

Hope these suggestions are useful during this extended break. Stay safe and STAY HOME.

Aalyana Bryan, Staff Writer

Senior Aalyana Bryan, a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She spends her time listening to music and binge watching Netflix. When she’s not doing that she’s spending time with her baby cousin Bryce.

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