Netflix releases a number of movies and series in its catalog every week, without anyone noticing them or the platform officially announcing it. Ecran Large looks back at the new features that Netflix added from May 6 to 12, 2022, combining movies and series in a non-exhaustive list.
What are the films and series that you should not miss on the streaming platform this weekend?
far from the ring road
Available on Netflix – Duration: 2:01
And where is Michael Bay when we need him?
What is it about? Ten years after they first met, two police officers reluctantly reunited to investigate a murder in a not-so-quiet town.
Why should you watch it? Not because of the screenplay, even less inspired than that of the first episode. For lovers of rhythmic comedy and sharp dialogue, watch Far from the Periphu can be compared to a long ordeal, in which almost all of French society is described as a racist sewer. A vision all the more terrifying because it seems to be directly inspired by the American riots have followed Donald Trump’s electoral route, without ever considering where the action is taking place.
However, the film escapes disaster, thanks in the first place to the energy of the acting duo, whose chemistry is once again the engine of a story that takes huge advantage of their complicity. But also thanks to the welcome investment of director Louis Leterrier, who can realize both on the side of Clash of the Titans that of the series dark crystal† Here he has fun grafted onto an expected recipe for fake Bad Boys II tunes with a merry mischief and an energy that saves the furniture more than once.
Our review of Far from the Periphu
welcome to eden
Available on Netflix – Duration: 8 episodes of approximately 40 min
What is it about? For this group of young people invited to a select party on a remote island, the expected paradise turns out to be a veritable hell full of mysteries. They’re stuck.
Why should you watch it? Because welcome to eden, with its enticingly high concept, looks like an interesting and relatively neat Spanish production. At the risk of sounding a bit superficial, formal, thematic and narrative, this series seems to have more than one trick up its sleeve and offer a gripping adventure†
Young people addicted to social networks, neon lights, a funny island with a strange sect and sex… welcome to eden all about the next Netflix phenomenon if it benefits from a minimum of know-how. Otherwise, the creation of Joaquín Górriz and Guillermo López Sánchez risks yet another accumulation of clichés about the Instagram generation and its questions… And frankly, we would do well without it.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
On Netflix May 8 – Duration: 1:45
Sorry but it’s too cute
What is it about? In a world where humans and Pokémon coexist, a detective teams up with his elusive partner’s son to unravel the mystery of his disappearance.
Why should you watch it? Contrary to the slight deviation that was the original design of sonicthat of Pikachu turned out very cute† Dubbed by Ryan Reynolds, a choice that could have aroused fears of obvious abuse, the cute little yellow creature finally takes advantage of the nasal timbre of Deadpool while she happily chains the gallons of coffee and tries to solve the disappearance of Detective Harry Goodman. Film with clear sympathy capital, Detective Pikachu part of the warm lineage of a good old old fashioned buddy movie without ever giving in blindly to the fan service generally spread with the trowel of this kind of production.
Adapted from the research game Great Detective Pikachu, a little-known video game adventure reserved for Nintendo DS consoles, Rob Letterman’s imagery is matched by a technical aspect that is very pleasing to the eye, and the charm expected of a work with palpable respect for the source material. And if the film suffers, it is true, from a dramaturgy at half-mast, it amply excused its sluggish plot by its generosity and its ambitious concept : Converting a mythology as popular as that of the Pokémon universe for the big screen, to graft the (diluted) codes of film noir, would indeed have had enough to fuel some reluctance. And last but not least, Detective Pikachu is a amazing plush images that bring a smileand that is all that is asked of him.
Our review of Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
our father to everyone
On Netflix May 11 – Duration: 1:37
The madman who wanted to repopulate the earth
What is it about? After a DNA test, a woman discovers she has many half-siblings, revealing a Machiavellian plan hatched by a fertility specialist.
Why should you watch it? After posting Three identical strangersa documentary about triplets separated at birth, and The Tinder Scammersthe true story of the con artist who made over $10 million by manipulating women, netflix continues its momentum with Our father to everyonea shocking documentary about the story of Donald Cline, the man who inseminated more than fifty women with his own seed†
When Jacoba Ballard discovers through a DNA test that she is not an only child, she is delighted, but when she realizes she has seven siblings, she begins to become disillusioned. Our father to everyone reiterates Ballard’s research, thanks reconstructions and testimonials from deceived parents and the many children of this infertility specialist which boasted a 100% success rate. To top it off, it seems that humans’ primary motivation was to spread their Aryan genes…
Further to the Future, The Sound of Magic, A Haunting at the Rectory, Conjuring the Dead, 42 Days of Darkness, The Escape Master…