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Day Shift (Netflix)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,832 ✭✭✭EoinMcLovin

    Just watched this. Had some good stunts and fight scenes but the story is very hit or miss

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,398 ✭✭✭flasher0030

    Passes a couple of hours. Decent enough but forgettable. Wasn't a lot of obvious humour. Little comments along the way to raise the odd little chuckle.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,173 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    If you took a shot every time someone got flipped into the air, only to be shot or stabbed into a different direction? You'd poison your liver within the first act.

    The Gray Man was such a colossal waste of money, such cinematic porridge, it actually left me enthusiastic to embrace again that other brand of Netflix blockbuster: where an A List star fronted an otherwise trashy script two tweaks away from a TV pilot. Films such as The Old Guard, or Project Power to name two. Minor scope, not always especially good, but at least possessing an occasional sense of purpose or imagination.

    And to be fair, the result here was entertaining: John Wick stuntman JJ Perry making a solid first attempt, the emphasis placed on action that was frantic and brutal - but also gleefully over the top, full of satisfyingly balletic, pirouetting dust-ups. The movie even looked more interesting and original than might have otherwise been expected with a Netflix Original - or vampire films in general - with an aggressively saturated, daytime palette. As if Perry wanted to skew so wildly from the greyed-out, gloomy colour scheme beloved of vampire flicks like the Underworld series, the film would pop out the other side into vibrancy.

    Now, all that said the Dave Franco character was a paper thin stereotype, nor especially funny, while the last act felt a bit of a hurried shoulder shrug that kinda undercut the central concept; but overall? This was trash that entertained. I was never bored, which was more than I could say for the bigger swings like Red Notice, The Adam Project or the aforementioned The Gray Man.