A sci-fi flop finds late happiness on Netflix. Many more people should know the mix of Blade Runner and Chinatown. Find out why here
Even great ideas get lost in the movies, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s what happened to Reminiscence. The sci-fi film starring Hugh Jackman (X-Men) mixes Blade Runner imagery and Chinatown atmospheres to create a unique whole. It is currently experiencing a renaissance in the Netflix charts
In second place on Netflix: sci-fi mix of Blade Runner and Chinatown that flopped in the cinema
Reminiscence is set in the US metropolis of Miami, which has been flooded by rising sea levels in the near future. The city’s inhabitants indulge in artificially reproduced memories to avoid having to face the bitter present. Veteran Nick Bannister (Jackman) profits from the business. But he soon has to rethink his attitude.
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Reminiscence combines the sci-fi look of Blade Runner with the film noir darkness of Chinatown, which obviously excites many Netflix fans. Unfortunately, the reaction was different when the movie was released.
The film turned out to be a huge flop at the box office (via The Numbers ), which even the simultaneous release on HBO Max could not justify. All the better that it has found a new audience on Netflix
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