The facility of streaming typically comes with surprises. Whereas more often than not, highly-anticipated or widespread initiatives have a tendency to succeed in the highest spots within the streaming charts, there are occasions when hidden gems make their approach there as nicely. That’s what’s occurred this week when a poorly-received title managed to hit the primary spot on Netflix.
The 2023 action-adventure movie, Hidden Strike, managed to surpass Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Film on Netflix’s High 10 charts this week and claimed the primary spot. The movie acquired greater than 22 million views and gathered over 37 million hours watched. The film initially premiered on July 6 within the UAE earlier than it’s U.S. launch on July 29 by way of Netflix.
Hidden Strike stars Jackie Chan and John Cena, and it’s a couple of group of mercenaries trying to cease an oil heist. Sadly, this motion blockbuster didn’t sit nicely with followers and critics alike, because it has a mean critics rating of 17 % and an viewers rating of 54 % on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie was criticized for the ‘overuse of CGI,’ the ‘lack of chemistry’ between Cena and Chan, and was seen as ‘pure popcorn leisure.’ Let’s additionally not overlook the truth that Hidden Strike was filmed 5 years in the past and had quite a few identify adjustments earlier than its official launch.
So, if Hidden Strike was that dangerous, what brought about it to succeed in the primary spot? In keeping with audiences within the trailer’s feedback and on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s Jackie Chan. The Chinese language actor’s final main U.S. challenge was The LEGO Ninjago Film and Kung Fu Panda 3. Whereas he has starred in quite a few Chinese language initiatives, the final time most individuals in all probability noticed him in live-action was in 2010’s The Karate Child and Spy Subsequent Door. After all, individuals nonetheless keep in mind him from his time in Rush Hour and had been desirous to see how he would pair up with Cena.
If you wish to see Chan again in motion, alongside the person who performed a merman in Barbie, Hidden Strike is now streaming on Netflix.