Thursday, June 20, 2024

Netflix Doubles Down on “The Gray Man” With Sequel, Spin Off Despite Terrible Reviews


You can’t stop a bad movie franchise.

Netflix is determined to make “The Gray Man” into something. So they’ve announced a sequel to the current film and a spinoff movie as well in the so called Gray Man “Universe.”

Well, they can’t be worse than the current films. “The Gray Man” teeters on Rotten Tomatoes at around 49%. It’s a bad movie, with no character development or real story, just a lot of explosions and shooting of military machine guns. Everything shatters including the story.

Ryan Gosling was announced for the sequel. Ana de Armas may be in that one, or the spin off which will written in the glib style of “Deadpool.” They tried for that in this one and failed to make i stick.

Anthony and Joe and Russo will return to direct, which makes sense since they are not going back to Marvek and “Avengers” movies.

Netflix says “The Gray Man” is their number 1 movie in 92 countries and I believe them. I’m sure all subscribers are tuning in for 20 minutes or so. But to make it past the first hour — that’s commitment.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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