Netflix’s original movies that I’ve watched have been solid for the most part. This one is no different.
Spectral follows a scientist and a group of special forces soldiers through a war torn European country. They are trying to fight an enemy that they can’t seem to kill because… well they are basically ghosts. Like actual ghosts. It’s better than it sounds.
I saw the trailer for this movie a couple weeks ago and it was intriguing so I gave it a shot not expecting but so much. And I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not great by any means but it’s interesting and entertaining. The cast is full of smaller actors but you’ll recognize a bunch of them and they do a good enough job. There a few really good action scenes and the special effects are far superior to what I thought they would be in a Netflix movie. The premise is also really cool and is a fresh take on movies involving the supernatural.
However, one of the coolest parts of the movie, the premise, is also its biggest weakness. It tries to do way too much with what its got. All the elements get way too intertwined and confusing. Even though the premise is interesting, the story itself is weak and full of clichés. Despite the idea being a fresh take on the genre, it never tries to be original in any other way. Everything the movie tries has potential, it just never quite reaches it.
Despite all of that, Spectral is still an entertaining movie. There are far worse ways to kill an hour and forty five minutes. It’s not great but it is worth a watch. Spectral gets a 3.25/5.
Have you seen the movie yet? Let me know what you thought in the comments.