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The battle scenes are frenzied with edge-of-your-seat excitement, and unlike so many other war-themed movies, no clear-cut direction pointing to just how this movie will end.
Instead of going for huge stars, awkward and unneeded backstories, and bloat, Spectral manages to pack in just what a viewer needs to enjoy the plot and journey placed before them.
"The less you know, the better." It's a common phrase used in all walks of life, and it applies perfectly to Nic Mathieu's Spectral.
For a mainstream supernatural-fantasy war film, Spectral is curiously devoted to rhapsodizing about science, and considering the moral implications of scientific discovery.
Spectral probably won't win many awards for originality, but if you're down for a "ghosts vs. soldiers" action flick that doesn't take itself all that seriously [and] moves at a nice pace... then Spectral will probably fit the bill.
More action than horror/sci-fi, but it works well to create an entertaining hybrid fueled by charismatic actors, strong CG work, and some solidly exciting combat sequences.
A great movie that has a few problems that reach its climax during its final part, but manages to be very entertaining. [Full review in Spanish]
Despite some impressive visuals and a few good supporting actors, Netflix's Spectral fails to leave an impact.
An uninteresting sci fi thriller.
The premise of mixing a war film and a ghost movie is actually pretty cool. The look and effects of the film are, too. It never feels cheap and delivers great action. Unfortunately the ghosts lose their horror appeal the more often they appear on screen. The showdown is still pretty exciting and spectacular but takes the CGI opponents a little too far. Sure, the film borrows from Aliens, Black Hawk Down and Edge of Tomorrow but the mix feels fresh enough and makes for decent entertainment. No more and no less.
The premise is interesting and the visual effects are very good, but the plot is absurd and full of holes (the series of expository explanations in the end makes very little sense when you stop to think about it), feeling more like video game action than smart science fiction.
A Netflix offering that promises a soldiers against ghosts scenario but churns out just another action movie cookie cut.
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