Monday, July 18, 2022

Two Paragraph Review: Spiderhead (2022)


In theory, there are a lot of good things going for Spiderhead. It stars Chris Hemsworth and Miles Teller, talented and entertaining big-budget actors. It also features an interesting tale of a prison where inmates voluntarily take on an experimental treatment that alters their emotional and cognitive responses to things, people, and ideas. All of that should build into an exciting mystery thriller

But, beyond that, the film is actually a long, stand-alone episode of a cheesy sci-fi show. Teller and Hemsworth do little to change that and add slightly more class than any other actor, which would also likely do as good of a job as they have. Honestly, Spiderhead never promised too much, but in the end, it delivered slightly less than that.