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Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot in one Netflix movie. Made with a budget of $200 million (about Rs. 1,489 crores). What could go wrong? Turns out, everything.

Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo joins host Akhil Arora to discuss Red Notice.

We talk about what the superstar trio bring to the film — Red Notice is all about them and no one else, with audiences turning up to see what they do best. Naturally, they are not playing characters, but a version of themselves.

Read: Red Notice review

And though Reynolds supplies plenty of one-liners and Gadot charms her way through Red Notice, the action in what is meant to be an action comedy is entirely forgettable. Plus, you never feel like you’re there on location.

What did Red Notice do with its $200 million, beyond the $20 million (about Rs. 149 crores) salaries paid to the three stars?

Along the way, we touch upon Johnson’s career and how that affects this film, and delve into Netflix’s desperate hunt for an action franchise.

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Write to us at podcast@gadgets360.com

Chapters

  • Intro (00:00)
  • Not much of a plot (00:29)
  • Playing themselves (03:12)
  • Random stuff happening (06:30)
  • Forgettable action (09:50)
  • $200 million?! (13:06)
  • Heavy creative control (15:40)
  • Netflix is in it for IP (18:18)
  • Johnson is the franchise (21:34)
  • Content factory (25:14)
  • Outro (28:53)

Photo credits: Frank Masi/Netflix, Netflix

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