Here’s another Netflix movie review while the world is still in quarantine and lockdown mode. ‘Freaks’ is a 2018 action/ sci fi film, that has spent most of its time in the U.S. top ten of the day on Netflix since being released. There are people who look just like us, but they posses superpowers, these people are called freaks. Freaks are forbidden and feared by society, they are rounded up or shot and killed. The movie ‘Freaks’ follows the story of a seven year old freak and her over protective and paranoid father who is keeping her sheltered from the rest of the world.
‘Freaks’ stars Emile Hirsh (Into the Wild, The Girl Next Door.), Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.), Amanda Crew (The Haunting in Connecticut.), Aleks Paunovic (War for the Planet of the Apes.), and Lexy Kolker.
I love the concept of this film, and the acting is solid. This is what really would happen if super humas walked among us. Society would condemn them out of fear and for being different. A super hero team wouldn’t form like in the movies. With that being said and it being such a good concept, I feel like the movie could have been better. Half the movie you’re not sure what is going on, you just know something weird is going on. The other half of the movie it’s non stop action. It never really touches on why the freaks are being hunted and what they did, just that world is unsafe for them. It’s not a bad watch, but it could have been bigger and better. I give it a 5.5/10.