Spiderhead has a lot of ideas but falls short.

Two inmates form a connection while grappling with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a brilliant visionary who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs.

Spiderhead is Joseph Kosinski’s second movie this year (first being Top Gun Maverick) and while this movie is far more creative than a lot of Netflix Sci-Fi/Thriller original movies, it still misses the mark. The best part about it is the performances by far, Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and more do a really solid job of having fun with the script they were given. Plus I do think the world building was surprisingly not bad especially for a Netflix original of this type of genre, the main issue is mainly the writing that doesn’t give the creative ideas Room to breathe and instead turns it into a bit of a mess. Especially when the third act rolls around where it completely falls apart, I’m sure there’s several people who will find a lot of fun to be had with this one. Spiderhead has a lot of ideas and is very ambitious but doesn’t use said ideas in the best possible way.

Spiderhead is available on Netflix!

5/10 C

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