This trailer for Netflix movie ARQ is not telling us something

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Netflix has truly being upping the ante lately, with some killer TV series and movies which set the bar high, competing with cinema films in terms of quality. If you look at the roster of Netflix production, you would think it was close to being a best of list for TV shows. And it seems they have no intent on slowing down with upcoming film. Arq.

They have just released a trailer for the upcoming original sci-fi thriller that is due for release on September 16 2016 and I can say based on this trailer, it’s almost a pity it won’t be coming to the cinema screen. And I didn’t even need to watch the trailer for it grab my attention, the films synopsis did it all on its own:

In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, young engineer Renton and Hannah find themselves attempting to save an experimental energy technology that could end the wars. The catch is, the technology has created a time loop that causes them to relive a deadly home invasion over and over again. They must figure out how to stop the time loop and come out of it alive

And so although the basic concept is pretty much a repeat on Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow, it still offers enough uniqueness to feel different to either of these great films. It is unlikely to reach the heights of those two films, but for a TV movie, this definitely stands out.

Arq is written and directed by Tony Elliot (Orphan Black) and stars Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Rachael Taylor (Jessica Jones) in the lead roles. It doesn’t look like it has a big cast, but I think the smaller scale will help to build the tension of the film.

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It’s a great time to be with Netflix. I’m still not sure if the above release date refers to only the US or includes other markets, but it would be foolish for Netflix to not want to push this to all of its subscribers. If you haven’t signed up for Netflix yet, there is a lot that you could be missing out on.

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Last Updated: September 5, 2016

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I'd rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

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