Jason Posted July 30, 2018 Share Posted July 30, 2018 The opening paragraph of this review is pretty damn spot-on, including what my thought process was when I got the email form Netflix about this movie on Saturday morning: Quote The new Netflix film Extinction stars Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan as a married couple who try to keep their family alive during a mysterious alien invasion. It’s the kind of premise that makes you think “Oh, I’m gonna watch the hell out of Extinction.” So I did. However, when the final credits rolled, two things were abundantly clear: I totally understood why everyone involved would want to make this movie—and also, why no one should have. https://io9.gizmodo.com/michael-penas-alien-invasion-movie-extinction-is-mostly-1827874725 And from February: Quote Only days after Netflix surprise-released Paramount’s feared flop The Cloverfield Paradox, the online platform has bought the rights to the Michael Peña, Mike Colter, and Lizzy Caplan-starring alien invasion film Extinction, a movie that’s been sitting on Universal’s shelf for months. I’m starting to notice a trend here. https://io9.gizmodo.com/netflix-saves-scifi-film-extinction-from-well-extinct-1822844421 At one point I actually asked the person I was watching with if this was a Netflix Cloverfield movie. I'd say it's enjoyable enough if you want to watch it with someone and goof on the movie while you're watching it (that's what my viewing session turned into), but that you definitely shouldn't bother watching it by yourself. Also I was convinced Lizzy Caplan was Zooey Deschanel until I looked he movie up on IMDB. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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