New Chris Hemsworth movie has become one of his worst rated films in his career
While plenty at home are loving the sci-fi thriller, the critics seem to be panning it
Chris Hemsworth's latest film is being slated as one of his worst-rated movies ever following a bad critical reception and a fairly mixed welcome from audiences, to say the least.
Netflix released Spiderhead on June 17 with very little marketing, which is rather surprising - especially given its starry-named cast and crew. The film was directed by Top Gun: Maverick's Joseph Kosinski and features his flyboy star Miles Teller alongside Thor himself, Hemsworth. It was also penned by the writers of Deadpool and shot by an Oscar-winning cinematographer.
You can see the trailer below:
However while plenty of viewers are praising the film and Hemsworth's performance in particular - with many labelling him a "terrific villain" and calling it his "best performance ever" - it has only managed to score 44 per cent on review site Rotten Tomatoes.
Worse still, its audience rating actually sits at just 35 per cent, even putting it below 2016's Ghostbusters remake in which the 38-year-old actor also played a key comedic and antagonistic role.
Nevertheless, it hasn't stopped plenty of fans from jumping on social media to defend it - with some even giving it a 10/10.
Chris Hemsworth plays a sick villain in this twisted film experimenting on people and trying to find a way to make the world have more “love” no matter the cost and things take a dangerous turn. This was pretty good. #SPIDERHEAD ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ pic.twitter.com/kycQ5Eo5Gy
— Austin Luv (@MagicHandz) June 17, 2022
Spiderhead was FANTASTIC. Jurnee Smollett, Miles Teller, and Chris Hemsworth were all 10/10
— Chalenea Cox (@ChayRay) June 18, 2022
#Spiderhead is unhinged lol. I think I loved it? I laughed, almost cried. Chris Hemsworth is whacky as hell. BANGING soundtrack. But where the film shines is in capturing what it looks/feels like to live with a mental illness. So come for the fun but stay for the bigger story. pic.twitter.com/g0gcWfCm80
— Shannon McGrew 🎃🍭 @ Screaming Into the Void (@shannon_mcgrew) June 17, 2022
Spiderhead, which has been compared to everything from a feature-length episode of Black Mirror to John Carpenter's iconic horror The Thing, is an adaptation of a New Yorker article by George Saunders from 2010 entitled, “Escape From Spiderhead". It revolves around two inmates participating in an experiment run by a tech mogul (Hemsworth) at a state-of-the-art penitentiary.
You can watch the dark sci-fi epic on Netflix now and decide for yourself.
"Legs? Pfft… We didn't do any kind of bodybuilding-style leg training!" 👀💪
This is how #TopGunMaverick star Glen Powell got in shape for the film, according to his trainer @HeyNickMitchell @UPFitness pic.twitter.com/QmVc8dwbNn
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) June 14, 2022
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