One thing Netflix subscribers can always count on is at least one new movie or TV series coming out every Friday, and yesterday saw the debut of two instant hits via Neil Gaiman’s long-awaited adaptation. . The Sandmanand South Korean action thriller Carter.
The latter is off to a phenomenal start in the platform’s global rankings, having instantly earned a Top 10 position in no less than 84 countries spread across multiple continents, according to FlixPatrol. That includes 11 immediate entries to number one, but the real question is how long Carter it may remain at the top of the rankings given its rather lackluster critical reception.
The latest effort from co-writer/director Jung Byung-gil has respective Rotten Tomatoes scores of 43 and 55 percent from critics and audiences, which is disappointing when he was the mastermind behind the phenomenal butt-kicker. the villainesswith Carter marking his first stint behind the camera in the five years since.
The plot is also ideal high-concept fodder, with Joo Won’s title hero waking up two months into a global pandemic with no recollection of his past. However, he has a strange device implanted in his head, connected to an explosive device, and a mysterious voice in his ear that tells him how to stay alive as enemies start closing in on him from all sides.
Carter It could have been so much more then, but as a slice of instant gratification over the weekend, it’s becoming a delight among Netflix customers as ideal viewing on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons.