For over a year, movie theaters have remained closed all over the world. We’ve grown so accustomed to streaming that we’ll never return to the theater. Due to this, we have explored a variety of different movie options because of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Listed below are some new Netflix UAE releases that captured the eye of most people around the world, for better or worse:
Cast: Kevin Hart, Melody Hurd, Lil Rel Howery, Anthony Carrigan
Director: Paul Weitz
Synopsis: A widowed dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache, and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own.
Arriving right in time for Father’s Day, Fatherhood is the heartwarming movie we all need right now. It depicts Logelin’s (Kevin Hart) journey as a single father when his wife passes away unexpectedly shortly after the birth of their daughter Maddy (Melody Hurd). Matt’s family, friends, and in-laws don’t believe he’ll be a good parent to Maddy, and he doesn’t trust himself either.
During the first 45 minutes of Fatherhood, Hart sells the struggling yet “desperate to improve” single-parent role so convincingly that it’s a huge letdown to see the film fall apart so badly in the second half. There are too many good-time montages in the second half to prevent the movie from becoming downright depressing. Matt’s romance with Liz Swan feels forced and rushed and is a failed attempt to provide comic relief.
Eventually, the movie shows that the struggles of raising a child do not stop after infancy. The writers have done a good job of inserting humor into an otherwise serious story, examples of which can be seen in the weekly poker games with Oreos, as well as their trip to the amusement park.
Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse
Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Synopsis: Another one of our favorite New Netflix UAE Releases is Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. Miles Morales, a teen who becomes the Spider-Man of his universe, must team up with five other spider-powered individuals from different universes to combat a menace that threatens all of reality.
The story follows a mixed-race young boy who transforms into Spider-Man after some evil guys kill the original Spidey, Peter Parker, in a parallel dimension. The same villains have opened a doorway to various universes, and the young hero soon finds himself combating crime with every Spider-Man variation in the Marvel universe.
The pace of this movie is smooth, with a good combination of sci-fi elements, comedy, and animation styles. The first scene itself kicks off an immersive, colorful, and exciting cinematic experience that invites viewers to join in the fun.
Cast: Gina Rodrigez, Ariana Greenblatt, Lucius Hoyos, Shamier Anderson
Director: Mark Raso
Synopsis: After an unknown catastrophe wipes out all technology and humanity’s ability to sleep, global chaos erupts. Scientists are racing against the clock to discover a solution for unexplained sleeplessness before it wipes out humanity.
Awake, a Netflix original movie, promises to be another nail-biting marathon packed with clenched teeth and nervous gasps. Instead, the Mark Raso-directed film presents a dull recreation of the universe from A Quiet Place.
Jill (Gina Rodriguez) is a former army soldier who now lives on the outskirts of society. She is a single mother who works as a security guard at a laboratory and is estranged from her 10-year-old daughter Matilda (Ariana Greenblatt) and angsty adolescent son Noah (Lucius Hoyos).
An abrupt “solar flare” causes men, women, and children to lose their capacity to sleep. Sleep deprivation causes chaos, and people begin to lose control of their activities. Matilda’s ‘regular’ sleep cycle, on the other hand, is an eyesore.
The Netflix thriller’s narrative build-up, however, is where it falls short as a script. Awake, a common cliche in this genre, just skips over the hows and whys of a disaster and gets straight to a messed-up ending.
We hope you enjoyed these new Netflix UAE releases – if you’d like us to review any other movies for you, drop us a message on Instagram.
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