The Netflix catalog is going through low hours adding titles that, for the moment, do not have enough packaging to stop the bleeding of subscribers. In any case, the torrent of news does not stop and this week it is the turn of a film that, without being good, is clear about the audience it is aimed at and knows how to give it “its dose”. It is part of the outstanding premieres of Netflix.
We talk about Criminals in sight, which comes to be Murder Mystery 2, direct sequel to Murder Mystery, released in Spain as Criminals at sea. If a miracle does not mediate and the application of the template continues to work, we will have more chapters of this series whose true mystery is to know why it works.
Trailer for Criminals in sight, the Netflix sequel that brings back Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston
We answer the most obvious question without further ado: you don’t have to have seen the first to sink your teeth into the second because the profile of the chaotic leading couple is very clear and the hilarity emerges from their blunders. For fans of light comedy or hardcore fans of Adam Sandler y Jennifer Anistonmandatory viewing, of course.
It should be noted that it is the third Sandler-Aniston entente that before this pair of films they starred in Follow me the roll back in 2011.
On this occasion, Kyle Newacheck hands over the directing baton to Jeremy Garelick, who dares with some more elaborate action scene. The script is back in the hands of James Vanderbiltsequel expert who has been involved in Scream and Scream VI or Independence Day: Counterattack, to give more or less recent examples.
The starting point of criminals in sight It is the invitation to a pompous wedding in India. Nick and Audrey have started their own detective agency, but they’re a complete disaster in many ways. When debts start to be a problem, they receive an invitation to attend the wedding of a rich friend who offers them a trip with all expenses paid.
He is the maharajah and his fiancée is a young woman of humble French origin who got him to break his previous engagement, which would have led to an arranged wedding and not for love.
As soon as they arrive, they are surprised by the luxury with which they are treated, but they will be able to enjoy little of it all because just when their friend was supposed to make a triumphant entrance on the back of an elephant, it is discovered that he has been kidnapped. The Spitz set off to solve the riddle: Who was interested in ruining the wedding? Will they be able to rescue him?
Arguably there is very little to scratch from criminals in sight: few surprises in a script whose twists are quite predictable. It can be viewed in “automatic” mode, just as the story was written, and is quickly forgotten afterwards.
It’s not like he has a particularly sophisticated or witty sense of humor, either. there is something of slapstick with shots missing their target and Jennifer Aniston’s character hanging from the Eiffel Tower (nice stunt work) and little that requires a flat EEG to move in the audience.
It blushes (out of embarrassment) to see what this film has cost, which any small European project or independent film would already like. Nothing against commercial titles, but is it so hard to work on history a bit and meet at least a minimum of quality? Especially if you include good actors in the cocktail like Jodie Turner-Smith or Mark Strong. Take advantage of them!
In sum, criminals in sight It will make you wish you had superpowers to travel back in time to Adam Sandler and make it clear to him the first day he pulled a prank in kindergarten that he’s not a funny guy. What’s more, it’s surprising that after having some success with Diamonds in the Rough in a role veering toward drama, he’s been unable to steer his career toward something more interesting.
Of course, as long as it manages to arouse many and fast viewings, we have a saga for a while. It is already clear that the modesty for overexploiting an idea has been lost for a long time.
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