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Netflix Ruined Another Movie

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    So I made a post a while back talking about how Netflix doesn't care about making quality movies anymore. In that thread I gave a few instances of movies they've taken on and ruined by lack of all planning and execution. Well, they did it again.

    'Project Power'

    Normally I'd take into consideration what the majority of people thought about the film and weigh that against my own preferences too keep an open mind. But man, was this movie a dumpster fire. The acting, the plot, the insane plot holes, the soundtrack, the completely random freestyles :|, the ending.. everything was just bad. I feel as if they somehow managed to get Jamie Foxx on board with the cool idea and were so excited that they just threw the rest of the actual planning out the window. They took the idea of 5-minute super powers and turned it into something boring. How is that even possible?

    I just don't understand how Netflix keeps dropping the ball like this. They basically have the market cornered right now. They have all the time and money to make quality films, but keep making mediocre nonsense. Take the recent Netflix movie, 'Extraction' with Chris Hemsworth. They had an idea and ran with it. It wasn't the best movie ever, but it knew what it was and stuck with it. I consider that a win. That and 'The Old Guard' were two movies I can get behind. But two decent films out of however many bad ones is crazy to me.

    Oh, and stop putting Youtubers into movies. It's the most cringe-worthy thing I can imagine doing if you want anyone over the age of 13 to take it seriously.

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    CultureWizard Wrote:

    Oh, and stop putting Youtubers into movies. It's the most cringe-worthy thing I can imagine doing if you want anyone over the age of 13 to take it seriously.

    Here here.

    I think this proves how few good ideas there are for movies. Or at least how few really good storytellers are out there with material that makes sense to translate to the big screen. Or maybe it just proves that Netflix doesn't have a trustworthy eye for good stories, and they are just throwing darts with blindfolds on, randomly hitting the target just every so often?

    Either way, they should have a higher standard. Once you get a reputation its hard to shake. Even though HBO has made some less than even OK TV shows and docs over the years, that's more the exception than the norm, and they have maintained a stellar reputation over the decades, deservedly so. Netflix needs to hire some HBO execs away from them and copy and paste their business model a bit more, at least when it comes to how HBO decides to green light or reject ideas.

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    Heisenberg Wrote:

    I think this proves how few good ideas there are for movies. Or at least how few really good storytellers are out there with material that makes sense to translate to the big screen. Or maybe it just proves that Netflix doesn't have a trustworthy eye for good stories, and they are just throwing darts with blindfolds on, randomly hitting the target just every so often?

    I think that's the problem. I just can't understand how that's possible with how big they are as a company today. Do they not have people that control quality? You'd think they wouldn't want to spend millions and millions of dollars on movies no one will watch twice and most probably won't even like.