Spiderhead Movie Review: Inmates wear a surgically connected device that distributes quantities of mind-altering pharmaceuticals in return for commuted sentences in a state-of-the-art jail managed by bright visionary Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth).
No bars, cells, or orange jumpsuits are present. Volunteers in prison are free to be themselves in Spiderhead.
Unless they aren't. They're sometimes a better version. Do you want to lighten up? There is a medication for that.
Have you run out of words? There's also medicine for it. When two patients; Jeff (Miles Teller) and Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett); build a bond; their route to redemption becomes more complicated; as Abnesti's experiments begin to stretch the boundaries of free will entirely.
Spiderhead’s Trailer: Miles Escapes Thor Star Hemsworth’s Twisted Prison in Trailer!
The Netflix psychological thriller, which also stars Jurnee Smollett and is based on a George Saunders story; is directed by Joseph Kosinski.
- “Spiderhead,” a Netflix psychedelic psychological thriller, juxtaposes mind-altering substances with the physically confining jail system.
- The film stars Jurnee Smollett and Miles Teller as two criminals who reflect on their previous crimes owing to drug-induced excursions in a state-of-the-art prison administered by visionary scientist Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth).
- The Netflix film is directed by Joseph Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “TRON: Legacy”) and will be released on June 17.
- In exchange for lower sentences, Hemsworth urges inmates to wear gadgets that dispense quantities of experimental medications; according to the official description.
- In this revolutionary prison known as Spiderhead, there are no bars, cells, or orange jumpsuits.
Rather, “incarcerated volunteers” are free…with some restrictions. What does it mean to have free will when one man has total power over all minds and bodies?
What Is in the Trailer?
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers behind “Deadpool” and “Zombieland,” wrote the darkly comic thriller “Spiderhead.”
- The pop classic soundtrack, which includes Thomas Dolby's “She Blinded Me With Science” and Hall & Oates' “You Make My Dreams,” came to director Kosinski when he was at the dentist.
- Kosinski previously told Entertainment Weekly, “I was listening to stuff like Christopher Cross while getting a tooth drilled.”
- “It felt interesting for [Hemsworth's character] to create this atmosphere of ease and good times in a place that's doing something much more criminal,” says the director.
- Mark Paguio and Tess Haubrich complete the ensemble cast.
- Along with Reese; Wernick; Eric Newman; Geneva Wasserman; Oren Katzeff; and Tommy Harper; lead actor Chris Hemsworth also acts as a producer.
- Hemsworth's comedic skills are on full display in Taika Waititi's “Thor: Love and Thunder;” the latest episode in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; which hits theatres on July 8.
- Hemsworth reunites with Marvel writer-director Joe Russo for “Extraction 2,” after creating Netflix history with the action flick “Extraction.”
- He will also play alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in George Miller's highly anticipated “Mad Max” prequel “Furiosa,” which will be released in 2024 and will be shot in Hemsworth's native Australia.
Hemsworth is also poised to play WWE champion Hulk Hogan in a yet-to-be-titled biopic from John Pollono and Scott Silver, according to reports.
Spiderhead, starring Chris Hemsworth as a pharmaceutical genius who uses a future prison as an experimental playground, is one of the more intriguing titles from Netflix's 2018 summer movie schedule.
- The film, directed by Joseph Kosinski (well known for Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and that Gears of War ad), is based on a 2010 New Yorker short story by George Saunders and stars Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett as two inmates who build a connection in the aforementioned jail.
- If the debut trailer is any indication, the film will be a dark comedy that alternates between silly and grim.
- Hemsworth appears to be unusually delirious, even joking about how attractive he is. There's also a lot of blood to clean up.
- Netflix appears to have cornered the market on dystopic sci-fi, with fresh seasons of Love, Death, and Robots and Black Mirror on the way.
- Convicts will soon be offered the opportunity to volunteer as medical subjects in exchange for a reduced sentence.
- One test subject for a novel medicine that induces sensations of love begins to doubt the veracity of his feelings.
- This story takes place shortly when convicts are offered the opportunity to volunteer as medical subjects in exchange for a reduced sentence.
When one prisoner becomes the test subject for a new drug that induces feelings of love, he begins to doubt the authenticity of his sentiments and goes out to find out the truth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Happens in Spiderhead's Escape?
“Escape from Spiderhead” claims that we are essentially compassionate and opposed to inflicting pain and anguish on another human.
As a result, the reader feels sad for the narrator at the end of the story, but also happy that such blind empathy and understanding exists and thrives.
What Is the Plot of Spiderhead?
In a state-of-the-art penitentiary managed by a brilliant visionary who experiments on his victims with mind-altering medicines, two inmates build a bond while battling with their pasts.
Is Escape From Spiderhead Out?
On June 17, 2022, Spiderhead will be available on Netflix.