As has happened many times before, the platform netflix allowed certain films to emerge and meet with international success. Currently, it is an action production that is enjoying unexpected success on the platform. The director of the film admits a little himself “as surprised as everyone by his success”.
A new supercharged film that is a hit
On June 3, 2022, landed on Netflix an action-packed new original movie. This production, titled interceptor, stars Elsa Pataky, known for her role as Elena in the films of the saga Fast and Furious. During this week, interceptor managed to climb to the top spot of Netflix’s top 10 most-watched programs.
According to varietythe film would have been watched for 50 million hours in just one day, June 11, 2022. The media had the chance to speak with the director of the film, Matthew Reilly, who admits to being just as surprised by its success as the rest of the world.
It stunned me. I was hoping to sneak into Netflix’s top 10, but make it to #1 all over the world? I don’t think anyone expected this movie to take the world by storm… I’m just as surprised as everyone else.
An audience that does not seem to be won over…
Despite its resounding success, interceptor does not seem to have convinced the spectators who watched it. On the site Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a score of 43% on the critics’ side and 19% on the audience side. However, this did not prevent the feature film from being a hit internationally on Netflix. More than a week after its release, interceptor is still in second place among the most viewed films on the platform in France.
In interceptor, Elsa Pataky stars as JJ Colins, a captain in the US Army who runs a nuclear missile interceptor base in the Pacific Ocean. When 16 nuclear warheads threaten to strike, our heroine will become the ultimate bulwark to avoid this tragedy perpetrated by terrorists. Actor Chris Hemsworth, husband of Elsa Pataky in life, also makes a few appearances in this film, of which he is also an executive producer.
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