This 2023 is being quite noticeable that Netflix he has a hard time coming up with greatest hits among his original films. Yes, there have been specific titles such as ‘La madre’ or ‘Alias’ that have done well, but it is increasingly common to see catalog titles in the Top 10 of the platform, and now there is a movie released in theaters 16 years ago that is sweepingto the point of being the second most watched on Netflix worldwide.
A truncated franchise
The movie I’m referring to is ‘Shooter: The Shooter’ and it was an indisputable flop when it hit theaters in 2007. With a budget of $61 million, this feature film directed by Antoine Fuqua (‘The Equalizer 3’) barely raised 95 million. The possibility of a sequel died there, since it should be taken into account that it is an adaptation of a novel by bob lee swagger of which 13 additional installments have already been published.
‘Shooter: The Shooter’ tells the story of an elite sniper from the army who retires after a mission gone wrong and ends up agreeing to return to action when he learns that there is a plot against the president of the United States, but everything it ends up being a trap. Not that his premise is anything revolutionary, since we have seen many thrillers in this linebut when it comes down to it, the key is how you play with it.
Unfortunately, ‘Shooter: The Shooter’ isn’t doing it particularly well either, since it’s true that as entertainment to disconnect a bit from the world for two hours it’s not bad, but in no case take advantage of its possibilities. Yes, it’s more violent than usual in Hollywood action movies at the time, but it’s not violent enough to really stand out there, while Fuqua has shown his ability to mise-en-scene the genre much better in other productions. . For his part, Mark Wahlberg It complies but does not conquer in a character that is based more on presence and charisma than anything else, while it is true that he has good co-stars, but then you have to know how to take advantage of them and here it ends up not giving a bit of who he is who.
By the way, in 2016 a television adaptation of ‘Shooter’ was released with ryan philippe in the character played here by Wahlberg. It lasted three seasons on the air before being canceled by the USA Network and if you’ve been wanting more after watching this movie, the series is also available on Netflix. And if you want to recover this feature film but you don’t have Netflix, you can also watch it on SkyShowtime.
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