A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over a European city.
A special-ops team is dispatched to fight supernatural beings that have taken over a European city.
James Badge Dale Emily Mortimer Gonzalo Menendez Max Martini Ryan Robbins Bruce Greenwood Jimmy Akingbola Brian Caspe Clayne Crawford Ursula Parker Louis Ozawa Miklós Bányai Dylan Smith James D. Dever Royce Pierreson Mark O'Neal Declan Hannigan Narantsogt Tsogtsaikhan Tsogbaatar Batzorig Philip Bulcock Peter Schueller Peter J. Chaffey Filip Watermann Michael Bodie Aaron Șerban András Ábel Zoltan Lörincz Zoltán Téglás Zoli Teglas Show All…
Спектральный анализ, Σπέκτραλ, Spectral - FR 2016
Now I know why Universal dumped this film off to Netflix.
For starters, it's too "technical" for the usual popcorn crowd, trying to impress it's audience with scientific terms that they probably won't understand. But, that backfires when it ends up being too dumb for people looking for any sort of logic behind any of the events that happen during the film. The lead is a nothing character (James Badge Dale should stick to supporting roles), it lacks any sort of villain and is just an all-around bore. The film goes from a gritty, Battle: LA type approach into an all-out video game cutscene for it's climax, which is all sorts of nonsense, but for all wrong reasons.
Competent but thoroughly generic. A SyFy original on a hefty budget, with all the aesthetic ambition of a "Gears of War" cutscene.
Bose-Einstein condensate was the final topic they asked me and the two other contestants when I joined the inter-school quiz bee five years ago, that's why I can't tell you how happy I was when I saw it being mentioned in this film.
As for Spectral, I honestly adore its sci-fi elements. The concept of a man-made weaponry that cannot be seen nor shot at with the use of conventional weapons is satisfying for someone like me who's fond of genre fusions.
The FX of Spectral, both visual and sound, are very well done, however, in terms of the script, I'd have to give it a solid F.
And the, umm, pep talk that their commander delivered in the final act is the worst part of the film for me. lol.
Nic Mathieu's directorial debut Spectral is an often mildly enjoyable timewaster, and it's admittedly decently performed and technically well put together, but a generic, overly familiar script filled with bland characters doesn't do those aspects a great deal of favors.
Technobabble: The Movie.
Der Film sieht verdammt gut aus, aber nichts darin macht Sinn. Es gibt zu viel unlogisches, sinnloses Geschwätz, die Figuren sind leer und am Ende verbleibt das Gefühl als hätte man 104 Minuten seines Lebens verschwendet.
Basically Aliens, except not. Obviously.
I only put this on because I was desperately trying to find something that I didn't have to think about at all. Under normal circumstances I probably wouldn't watch a Netflix original film (this was my first one) but I pretty much chose this because it was the first one on one of the pages there and I couldn't bear to search for something any more.
But....this was pretty good? It probably takes itself a bit too seriously and, as mentioned, it's a total Aliens rip-off. If you're going to rip stuff off though, do it from the best. Some really good action scenes, original and very neat-looking 'creatures' and some pretty decent performances made…
A gang of dumb as bricks Marines try to shoot Ghosts with machine guns and rockets. Surprisingly solid special effects keep it from being a Syfy original.
I decided to give this another look and it was actually better than I first thought.
The storytelling and characters are admittedly rather generic, but Netflix's Spectral manages to entertain thanks to its interesting, even unique, concept as well as top-notch visual effects, fun action sequences, and above-average performances.
It had promise. But that promise soon turns into disappointment. It looked cool. So, yeah.
Una peli hecha por y para flipados del Gears of War y otros shooters similares que cuenta con una premisa de ciencia ficción competente y un desarrollo un tanto repetitivo. Saquea Aliens a mansalva, pero se ve con agrado. Eso sí, me habría gustado más una explicación más sobrenatural y menos científica del tema.
What is this? A supernatural, sci-fi, military, mystery action thriller? Something like that. I was braced for a dud, but instead, I found Spectral to be a fun ride that embraced several genres and brewed them into a highly watchable picture.
Not the best acting, nor the best actors in the world, but everyone in that department was serviceable, contributing their bit to the advancement of the imaginative story.
Oh, the story: in a not-so-distant future, in war-torn eastern Europe, American special forces soldiers are seeing weird things... and dropping dead... by the dozens. The puzzle here is: what are these inhuman things and how do we stop them? Because they definitely are not humans and they can't be destroyed…
So...what we have here is a classic case of ALIENS rip off...but with ghosts instead of...well...aliens. We have like 8-10 soldiers and a little girl they save along the way, they are alone, they are outnumbered, without backup, with limited ammo supply...but thankfully they have MacGyver DARPA scientist who cant turn a simple flashlight into a weapon of some kind...among some other tricks he has in his sleeve.
But you know...for what it is, a simple, harmless Sci-Fi action horror flick with some cool futuristic high-tech weaponry, and made with probably low budget, this was more then OK, and quite entertaining. It looks way more expensive then it probably is, its well directed, CGI is quite good, and the cast…
I love everything about this movie.
Straight up awesome from start to finish, I didn’t question any decisions made by any of the characters and the fact that this film comes from a first time director adds to the score a lot more.
I have to make a comment on the cinematography aswell, as a hopeful cinematographer (or so I like to think, I still have a long way to go in that department) the visuals in this film were phenomenal!
The editing aswell, top notch and the performances also!
One of those films I revisited as I did watch this upon release in 2016 but remembered nothing about it! Can confirm it is a film you can watch over and over again and enjoy each time.
Call Of Duty: Spectral. Only I’d rather play the game than see the movie. Interesting enough premise for a fun 2 hour pop corn adventure, only it wasted too much time trying to establish science behind the “ghosts” we see. We don’t care! Let’s start killing these suckers already! But even the action is mildly entertaining, and by the end boss level I was yawning, because I’d rather their was a controller in my hand, at least that would make it interesting.
Not amazing but cool different action movie. A lot of corny parts but mostly fun movie
Very cool movie. Its a bit slow, but worth it if you stick around until the end. Great effects too. Deserves a lot more recognition.
A supernatural military thriller that owes as much to Gears of War as it does to Black Hawk Down and Aliens, Spectral is surprisingly sturdy from an action perspective. The concept of special-ops soldiers battling ghosts in a bombed-out European city, faced with a relentless enemy their weapons can’t permeate, is so haunting to me that I would have loved to see someone with a real eye for aesthetics and world-building, like Hideo Kojima or Ken Levine, have a go. Without that, Spectral goes where you’d expect, but you can do worse than to kill an hour and a half with James Badge Dale, Max Martini, James Greenwood, Emily Mortimer, and Clayne Crawford.
Surprisingly original. The whole film revolves around an encounter with the unexplainable, and proceeds through a rather sophisticated series of trial and error to understand the phenomena and respond to it. It's the first time I can remember the "scientist" joining the "hardcore special ops" team where he doesn't just make a bunch of dumb suggestions. Each step is cool, collected, and methodical. And the phenomena is just weird enough to be interesting. A tight and effective piece of sci-fi action. I won't bring about a revolution in film, but it's a smart and strong addition to the sci-fi catalog.
I watched this for one reason: James Badge Dale. He’s got a cool screen presence in most things that he’s in. However, I think he tends to do better as a supporting character, or a more interesting lead at least. In this he’s serviceable, but mostly just saying science things so everyone knows what’s going on, and equipping the (mostly) faceless soldiers with weapons to combat their foe.
The enemies are pretty cool—mostly invisible, only visible on a certain light spectrum. It’s a creepy idea, being killed by something you can’t see, and this movie does a good job of lending weight to that threat, and giving them a workaround on it as well. The effects aren’t too bad for it either.
Overall it’s enjoyable fodder to lounge around to, but nothing challenging.
Have to respect a no-frills military sci-fi film as we have here. You've seen several of these actors do roles like this before, but I liked how it got into the meat of things without wasting too much time. DARPA researcher Mark Clyne, played by James Badge Dale, is dispatched to Moldova amidst the war there to provide insight on something that was picked up on hyperspectral imaging goggles he invented and has been killing soldiers left and right. Locals believe it is the souls of Moldovan citizens that haven't passed on while CIA officer Fran Madson, played by Emily Mortimer, believes it is some kind of advanced camo tech. Clyne, Madison, and a platoon of soldiers are dispatched to…
Anaconda has been taken off Netflix so we settled for this nonsense instead
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It has a novel concept! (Novel to me, at least.) The pacing is just right! The characters, while not fleshed out, aren't walking clichés! For some reason, I was invested in the plot despite there being no real sense of danger!
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