Users on Netflix give a second chance to encounter a failed sci-fi conspiracy thriller

Users on Netflix give a second chance to encounter a failed sci-fi conspiracy thriller ...

Science fiction and conspiracy thrillers are two genres that are always capable of drawing in a crowd if they are handled in the right way, thus the prospect of combining the two in a high-end thriller played out by an eclectic cast came with all the potential in the world. Unfortunately, Captive State was so forgettable that you would be forgiven for having just discovered it existed in the first place.

Residents of Chicago have spent the last decade under the occupation of alien invaders, which has resulted in exactly as much social and political turmoil as you would imagine when extraterrestrials touch down and decide to take charge.

The population is divided between bowing down to their new supporters or supporting a resistance movement that seeks to gain control. Ashton Sanders Gabriel Drummond, who is caught in the dark, is willing to stand behind him. However, he soon discovers himself being placed under the microscope by a mysterious figure with ideas on making sure humanity stays under the thumbs of the Legislators.

Captive State was caught bombing disastrously at the box office, earning less than $9 million on a $25 million budget, led by Rise of the Planet of the Apes Rupert Wyatt.

The reviews were largely middling, but Netflix users have given it a second chance. As per FlixPatrol, the ambitiously misleading mashup has sparked up on the global most-watched list, so maybe it will now be reviewed.