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Netflix show notices mixed reviews


     Red Notice is a new Netflix original movie starring Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson and Gal Gadot. It was released on Nov. 5, 2021, and was met by less than stellar reviews from critics. 

     The movie is a comedy where a cop (Dwayne Johnson) and an infamous art thief (Ryan Reynolds) need to team up to steal Cleopatra’s eggs. It also stars Gadot as a rival thief to Ryan Reynolds’ character.

      I enjoyed this movie. It was fairly cheesy, but had some pretty good jokes sprinkled throughout it. It also had some decent action scenes. I can see how critics might not have loved this movie. The story was a little generic and some of the jokes seemed like a reach for some pop culture references. In my opinion, however, Reynolds made up for some of these more lackluster jokes. In regards to the story, it wasn’t the most exciting until the ending. I was expecting a twist ending, as most of these movies have, but not the one it ended up presenting. The ending alone is reason to watch this movie.

      Individually, the main cast did a good job with their characters. I feel as if Reynolds and Johnson made for a pretty good onscreen duo. Their jokes bounced off each other fairly well, and they each fit their role in the movie perfectly. Gadot didn’t seem to have great chemistry with Reynolds or Johnson but it wasn’t to the point where they seemed like they couldn’t be in the same room as one another. It felt as if the roles in the movie were specifically written for these actors and didn’t really bend from what these actors have already proven to be capable of doing. Each played more or less the same character as they do in every movie they are in but it proves to keep working.

     I would rate this movie a 6/10. It was not great, but not 

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horrible either. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a not too serious movie night. I wouldn’t go into this movie expecting greatness, but it is a fun watch when you just want a simple movie to pass the time. As far as Netflix originals go, I do not think this movie will stand out as time passes, but with the great cast it will be hard for it to fall under the radar for the next month.     

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