Chris Hemsworth is definitely having a great summer. In anticipation of the release of a guaranteed blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunderthe actor is making his first appearance on the small screen as the star of a new Netflix movie. Spider. The film debuted on the streamer on June 17, and Netflix subscribers were immediately waiting for how Spider quickly dethroned Adam Sandler Fuss become No. 1 Most Popular Film in the top 10 list.
Spider so did star Miles Teller, who recently skyrocketed at the box office thanks to his role in the hit film. Top Shooter: Maverick. The film also stars Jurnee Smollett, Tess Hobrich, Bebe Betancourt and Nathan Jones. Dead Pool screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the screenplay and Top Shooter: Maverick The film was directed by director Joseph Kosinski. You can watch the trailer and read the official synopsis from Netflix below.
“In a state-of-the-art prison run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), prisoners wear a surgically attached device that injects doses of mind-altering drugs in exchange for a reduced sentence. There are no bars, no cages, no orange jumpsuits. In Spiderhead, imprisoned volunteers can be themselves. While they are not. Sometimes they are the best version. Need to brighten up? That’s what drugs are for. Finding no words? There is a cure for this too. But when two subjects, Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzie (Jurnee Smollett), form a bond, their path to redemption becomes more tortuous as Abnesti’s experiments begin to push the boundaries of free will completely.”
Spider Head received mixed reviews
There may be many viewers, but not everyone is sure how to relate to Spider. The film received rather mixed reviews, earning a disappointing 44% Rotten Tomatoes score. Audience scores fared even worse, earning a rotten 35% rating. For what it’s worth, our own Julian Roman enjoyed the film, while noting that it didn’t quite live up to its potential.
“Hemsworth likes to play against type as a villain,” Roman said of Hemsworth’s performance. “He chews on the screen with prancing and grinning shenanigans. Hemsworth embodies the cold intelligence of cruelty for the greater good.”
Roman added: “Joseph Kosinski adds frivolity to exacerbate strange circumstances. His choice of upbeat 80s pop classics helps build tension as the situation unfolds. Spider has an interesting tone for two-thirds of the runtime. My hopes for a clever climax were not justified. The sudden ending, unfortunately, becomes a victim of standard action films.
Despite mixed reviews, the release Spider attracting that many viewers should be seen as a win for Netflix. It’s also good news for Hemsworth, who is getting even more attention ahead of the film’s release. Thor: Love and Thundermaking Hemsworth the only Marvel Cinematic Universe actor to appear in four solo superhero films. Spider now streaming on Netflix as well Thor: Love and Thunder will be released in theaters on July 8, 2022.