Netflix Movie Recommendation: Spectral (2016)

Quote from Spectral by Dr. Mark Clyne

“My business requires us to prove them. Your technician’s job is to find glitches, so, he sees glitches. Your job is to find the enemy, so, you see the enemy. Locals believe in spirits, so they see spirits. Everyone is biased in one way or another. So, my answer to you right now is that we lack data to support any theory.”


Executive Producers: Guy Riedel

Directors: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg

Writers: Ian Fried and Nic Mathieu (story) and George Nolfi (written by)

Major Cast: James Badge Dale, Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, Max Martini, Cory Hardict, Clayne Crawford, Gonzalo Menendez, Ursula Parker, Aaron Serban, and Stephen Root

MMPA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi combat action

Running Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes


Spectral is an action, mystery, and sci-fi movie about mysterious human like creatures that disappear and appear, making them hard to outrun and kill them.  The U.S. military seeks the help of Mark Clyne, a researcher and doctor.  After he arrives on the base, he watches camera footage of the mysterious creatures from the hyper spectral goggles he designed.  To get a closer look at these creatures to form a sound opinion, Clyne and CIA officer, Fran Madison, with a Delta Force team leave the base.  They find the remaining Utah team members and the use of a hyper spectral camera locates these hidden creatures.  Many are killed but they chase after them at a rapid pace, making the team Delta Force team smaller and having to defend themselves with little resources.  The survivors find shelter in a factory where two children are found.  The girl helps unravel the mystery of the creatures.  After they leave for a civilian bunker, it is here Clyne works on the weapons necessary to kill the creatures based on a hunch.  Along with the remaining soldiers, Clyne and Madison head to the power plant most capable of creating these human like creatures and the battle starts.  The reveal of the creatures origins is the best part and while the movie is slow to start, it picks up and by the middle of it, you want to know how it is going to end.


I rate Spectral GREAT with FOUR FINGERS at 85%.




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