Shot in 2014, set for release this past August (until Universal got cold feet, for some reason), and then picked up by Netflix to stream on their site under the "Netflix Original" banner, even though it was not produced or created by Netflix, Spectral is finally available for the world to see... as long as you subscribe to Netflix, of course.
Oh, and it's a really fun flick.
|HE'S THE REAL BADASS.|
|ACTIVE CAMOUFLAGE. RIGHT.|
American ass-kicking ensues!
|"HEY COMMUNISM, I'VE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU!"|
It just feels like it was cast in that same "Big, Dumb, Summer Movie" kind of mold, is all.
Short on substance it may be, but Spectral is long on visual awesomeness. The ghosts are cool, the guns are cool, the Delta Force guys are badass, and the movie is filled with a few kick-ass scenes that definitely belong in a Jerry Bruckheimer flick.
Imperfect as it is, it's every bit as good as most of them too.
I love James Badge Dale (The Pacific and Rubicon are must see TV series'), and he makes this movie better by his presence alone. Add Max Martini (Dirt Diver from The Unit, which was also great TV), the sexy-as-hell Emily Mortimer playing a sassy CIA chick, and guys like Clayne Crawford and Bruce Greenwood to the mix, and you have a solid cast dong solid work here.
|DON'T MOVE. MAYBE IT WON'T SEE YOU.|
|BUT IT'S GOT TANKS!|
|WE KNOW THOSE FEELS.|
If you've got Netflix, add this one to your queue.
Spectral is streaming on Netflix now.
Emily Mortimer is an underrated Hottie.