MOVIE REVIEW - NETFLIX'S TRIPLE FRONTIER: TO WATCH, OR NOT TO WATCH?

After watching this movie, do us a favor and ask yourself…”Would I had felt disappointed if I had spent my money to watch this in the theater?”, and let us know the answer that you come up with, because I still haven’t figured mine out…and it has been 24 hours since I’ve watched this film.

I started asking myself if any of the enormous amounts of Netflix films could ever survive on the big screen. I’ll let you know my top 5 on that in a future post, but for now….yes, Oscar Isaac IS one of my favorite actors, hands down. But I feel like a role such as this one could have been handed to anyone else, and it wouldn’t have affected the film in a negative way. Same goes for Ben Affleck’s presence.

These juggernaut actors don’t really get an opportunity to shine due to the “TV movie” type of story line they were given to work with. They are are all such great actors, they cancel each other out with the skills. There were so many heavy hitters attached to this film prior to Netflix picking it up, but once Netflix acquired the rights, I think they should have went with lesser known actors. This movie would have been just as great if they had gotten a bunch of unknowns to play these roles.

We get some amazing shots throughout the film thanks to Columbia and Hawaii, and a beautiful girl we hardly get to know throughout the film. There are moments that had me on the edge of my seat, and themes of greed and self-righteousness that gives the film some substance, but still felt like there was a lack of depth. You feel for Ben Affleck’s character, but then you don’t. His character is the only real emotional roller coaster that you get to ride on in this film.

PROS:

  • ALL-STAR CAST

  • YOU AREN’T TOO SURE HOW IT’S ACTUALLY GOING TO END

  • YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE WATCHING SOMETHING FROM UNDER THE NARCOS UMBRELLA

  • WORTH THE RUNNING TIME

CONS:

  • GREAT ACTOR CLASH: BAD ACTING DUE TO A BUNCH OF GREAT ACTORS BEING IN THE SAME ROOM

  • OPEN ENDED ENDING

  • NOT ENOUGH SCREEN TIME WITH THE BAD GUY(S)

  • MISSED OPPORTUNITIES TO FOCUS ON KEY THEMES

I might not watch this film for a second time anytime soon, but I enjoyed watching Batman, Apocalypse from the X-Men, and Jax Teller steal drug money with a purpose. A fun watch with key moments and scenes that stick out. Not an overdose on action, but very necessary action.

In conclusion…

WATCH

- ARYS DÉJAN, THE WHO & HOW CLUB