Netflix produces and creates many great TV series like Stranger Things, House of Cards and Daredevil. These shows prove themselves to be some of the best shows ever created on any network. They not only have incredible acting and writing, but are brilliantly directed and produced.
As good as Netflix has become at creating TV shows, they have not had the same kind of success producing movies. Most of them feel like such low budget movies, that they should be paying me for spending the time to sit through them.
Luckily, this is where Netflix is going to put its next big push: original movies. Two of their upcoming films, Bright and Outlaw King, will be starring two of Hollywood’s biggest actors: Will Smith (Suicide Squad) and Chris Pine (Star Trek), respectively. With all the hype that is swirling around the big-budget, 90-million-dollar action movie Bright, not much has been said about the movie Netflix just released, What Happened to Monday, starring Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe.
What Happened to Monday is a Sci-Fi action thriller that feels like a cross between Minority Report and Blade Runner. The film takes place in a future where heavy overpopulation and climate change have begun to devastate the earth. In an attempt to counter these problems, the government has established a one-child-per-family law. The story revolves around seven identical sisters who have spent their entire life pretending to be one person, until their secret begins to unravel.
This amazing Sci-Fi film is an emotional roller-coaster full of intense action and suspense. It will have you gripping the edge of your seat. Noomi Rapace’s acting as all seven sisters is absolutely brilliant. She is second to none in her ability to portray such a huge range of personalities. You will completely forget that there is really only one actress standing on screen.
The lacking budget and low production values that plagued past Netflix movies are nowhere to be found here. The film is filled with stunning special effects! It features tons of future tech that any big-budget film would envy—everything from the cool holographic cellphones and futuristic guns, to a bathroom mirror holographic display that can assess facial blemishes.
There’s a moment in the film where the characters are scrambling to save their “memories,” (all of their photos and videos from their lives together). It made me realize that even with such technological advancements, no one in this dystopian future has thought of a single-platform storage device where all their memories are stored. It’s something LINK (the mini-computer from Fasetto) could do in a heartbeat by providing a singular place for all their digital content, from all their gadgets, throughout their lives.
With the ability to safely keep all of their “memories” in one secure, tiny, mobile device, the characters would have a much easier time. It shows how LINK will be an impactful solution in real life and in science fiction.