Netflix's RIM OF THE WORLD Review

"Summer camp has barely begun when aliens suddenly invade the planet. In a campground once teeming with people, four misfit teens are unexpectedly entrusted with a key that carries the secret to stopping the invasion. Without any adults or electronics to help guide the way, it's clear what they must do: band together, conquer their fears and save the world."

It seemed like this film could be something fun to watch, so I slipped into my list of things to watch later on Netflix.


Watching Netflix's Rim of the World has taught me a few things.

One, NEVER trust when it says 80% of Google users liked a movie. I'm not sure what loony bin these users are from, but 80%?

Two, when Rotten Tomatoes says 25%, well, that should be enough of a warning, though I'm not sure how it got such a high rating.

Three... see one.

This film was full of tropes and blatant rip offs and I had not even gotten past the first act! Early on the kids were in a kitchen eerily reminiscent of the first Jurassic Park film's kitchen, and they even tricked the intelligent alien monster to jump through a door to save themselves.

It just goes on from there, one scene after another, ripped from just about every movie I've seen, and I'm sure the scenes that I didn't recognize, I only didn't because I had not seen the movie.

And then as the film ended (after the liberal use of the 10-second jump button), I saw who directed it and said WTF to myself.

McG's name, from the early 2000's, has been synonymous with great entertainment, from TV's Supernatural, Human Target, and on the big screen, Terminator Salvation and the hilariously funny This Means War.

But what in the hell happened here, I don't know, but this film was yet another Netflix Original that really cratered.

I was going to find something else to watch to wash my brain of this fodder I just watched in Rim of the World, but Shanghai Fortress looked interesting but had even worse numbers.

Then I found In The Shadow of the Moon and it had humanly digestible review numbers so I brought that up to watch, hoping to cleanse this headache I got from Rim of the World.

Any way, I think I've taken too many words to say don't bother with Rim of the World.

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