When Netflix first started releasing regular original content, it was mind-blowing. They were creating TV shows that could go toe-to-toe with big studios. And once they started branching out into creating movies, it seemed like the sky was the limit. Unfortunately, many of these releases immediately fell flat. And that's largely due to the lack of a press tour and inadequate advertising.
Netflix seems to push their shows with such enthusiasm. House of Cards, Daredevil and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt were all given huge ad campaigns. Whereas the original movies just seemed to get the occasional trailer when opening Netflix alongside a poster on Twitter. Or unceremoniously dropped after the Superbowl like The Cloverfield Paradox... And this would be okay if the movies were all five star rated masterpieces, but unfortunately, many of them are largely forgettable.
But there are a few titles that fare better during a re-watch than they were originally received by audiences and critics alike. Disclaimer; that doesn't mean they're great films, just more enjoyable than the initial disappointing first time around. So prepare to be shocked and horrified at the 10 movies we're about to defend.
Based on the manga series of the same name, Blame! takes place in a future where humanities' own fascination for technology has become our downfall. A virus caused all the mechanised systems act freely, creating a huge city with a number of different levels within it to continuously expand in every direction.
And since the citizens lost the controls over the machines, there's nothing they can do to stop it. Did we mention that these machines have also been hunting the population to the edge of extinction?
Some reviews on Metacritic criticised Blame! for the generic design of the machines and the way they constantly attacked the main characters. But surely that's the whole point of the drone-like city itself, it has no rhyme or reason - just a function.