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Spectral (2016) – Raw Review

A Netflix original film that is far better than you could ever expect.

Set in what can only be assumed is a near future, the story revolves around American troops who come under contact with apparitions of dead soldiers. Naturally standard light armor and infantry weapons do little against an enemy that is ethereal, so the military brings in a key scientist to study the phenomenon and develop so way to effectively defeat the new enemy.

For a movie that was initially to have a theatrical release, only to be delayed several times before ending up on Netflix, Spectral is surprisingly good. I’ll caution you that it is a full blown war film that feels very much like any number of console shooter games such as Call of Duty, but behind the endless grim battle sequences is a fun supernatural/science fiction story.

With some decent acting and a third act reveal that was not only cool but surprising, I found my self thoroughly enjoying this film. Take a peek and let me know in the comments what you think. You shouldn’t be terribly disappointed.

Spectral

7.6

Overall

8.0/10

Action

9.0/10

Fun

8.5/10

Scary

5.0/10

Pros

  • Great Action
  • Decent Acting
  • Interesting Story and Reveal

Cons

  • Very Grim
  • Few Decent Supporting Characters
  • Editing

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