Netflix releases a number of films and series in its catalog each week, without anyone noticing them or the platform officially announcing it. Ecran Large looks back at the new features added by Netflix from February 18 to 24, 2022, films and series combined in a non-exhaustive list.
What are the films and series not to be missed this weekend on the streaming platform?
the cuphead show!
Available on Netflix – Duration: 12 episodes of approximately 15min
What does it talk about ? The misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and Mugman, his cautious but easily influenced brother.
Why do you have to watch it? Because the video game that the series adapts The Cuphead Show! was still very cool and that Chad and Jared Moldenhauer come back with a creation that seems equally crazy and excessive than the game. The graphic charter of the original material – inspired by the animated films of Max Fleischer – is therefore back, as are the main characters of the universe: Cuphead, Mugman, the devil and Ms. Chalice.
The series therefore seems tend to the same tone as the video game, transposed here with an overloaded frame, frenetic cutting and an imposing collection of sets. On the voice casting side, we find Tru Valentino (Fast and Furious The spies of the race) and Frank Todaro (voice in Sword Art Online and Berserk) in the roles of Cuphead and Mugman respectively.
Available on Netflix – Duration: 1h30
What does it talk about ? Influencers trying to revive a Texas ghost town cross paths with Leatherface, the abominable killer in the human skin mask…
Why do you have to watch it? Because you are a fan of the very uneven saga Chainsaw Massacre or just because you’re looking for your dose of free weekend violence. You are in the right place : Leatherface gives it to their heart’s content for more than 1h20. It slices, halves, smashes, enlarges smiles and eases migraines, down to a sequence of carnage that could have been daunting if it wasn’t half-filmed by a cellphone.
However, some concessions will have to be made on the scenario of Chainsaw Massacrewhich embarks on a thorough brushing of Generation Z, forgetting in passing to develop anyone and properly pay homage to the masterpiece it is supposed to extend. Some will say that it doesn’t matter, as long as the guts fly to the four corners of the screen. We understand them.
Our review of Chainsaw Massacre
space force season 2
Available on Netflix – Duration: 7 episodes of approximately 27min
The heroes’ boos
What does it talk about ? A four-star general must team up with an eccentric scientist to develop the Space Force.
Why do you have to watch it? It’s not exactly a scoop, the first season of SpaceForce was not the “The Office in space“ that many had dreamed of. Handicapped by an indecisive rhythm, but above all by major problems in characterizing the characters as stakes, the plot had a hard time hanging on to us. However, everything was not to be thrown away in the first episodes, far from it.
First of all, the ability to reveal real emotions behind a facade of humor that was not always super elaborate was a pleasant surprise. Then, let’s not forget that with its impressive cast, the series is perpetually capable of transcending uneven writing. Thereby, it was John Malkovich who turned out to be the trump card, an embittered and unhappy scientist, but capable at any moment of splitting the armor to touch us. Let’s hope that this second season will give her all her place, as well as the too rare Lisa Kudrow.
Our review of season 1 of SpaceForce
the equalizer 2
On Netflix February 19 / Released: 2018 – Duration: 2h01
Denzel proudly signing his contract for 17 Equalizer
What does it talk about ? Ex-CIA agent turned self-proclaimed vigilante, Robert McCall decides to take up arms again and avenge the death of a close friend.
Why do you have to watch it? Because’Equalizer 2 is the typical example of continuation made by obligation, on perfect autopilot, without the slightest semblance of generosity or envy. Indeed, after a fairly brutal and not unpleasant first part, which also did not do too badly at the box office, Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington returned to the helm of a lazy and programmatic second part.
The story is perfectly anecdotal and the few creative bursts of Fuqua’s staging are stifled by a majority that is ultimately very flat. Only a Denzel Washington floats above, whose quiet strength permeates a character that ends up becoming almost endearing. Let us also note a stormy climax, on the scale of a small town, which finally has a little fun with its decor and its staging – after less than two hours of generic and mechanical action film.
Our review of Equalizer 2
the song of the wolf
On Netflix February 20 / Released: 2019 – Duration: 1h56
The best pressure blow that can be inflicted on you
What does it talk about ? A young man has the rare gift of recognizing every sound he hears. On board a French nuclear submarine, everything rests on him, the Oreille d’Or. Reputed to be infallible, he nevertheless commits an error that puts the crew in mortal danger. In the world of nuclear deterrence and disinformation, they all find themselves trapped in an uncontrollable spiral.
Why do you have to watch it? Already, because it’s a french blockbuster. It may not necessarily have the budget, from the top of its 20 million euros, but it completely looks like it. What’s more, we’re talking about a war blockbuster, which is even rarer here. And even rarer, we are talking about acoustics here (before Black Box does not come and put a part back in the machine). That is to say the originality, just in the concept.
But beyond the event itself, The song of the wolf is a unique sound experience. With the particularity of treating his story through the prism of an underwater acoustician, director Antonin Baudry plunges us (literally) into this world that is both silent and deafening, peaceful and brutal. Constantly playing with the hearing of its hero, the film is an immersive experience beyond measure.
Our review of The song of the wolf
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