Leave the World Behind is set to go to number one on Netflix – but viewers are complaining on social media

leave the world behind you It rose to first place in the Netflix movie rankings.

The film is a harrowing drama starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon, produced by Higher Ground Productions, the company founded by former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

Adapted from the 2020 novel of the same name by Roman Alam, leave the world behind you It follows a society falling apart after its technological infrastructure, from phones to televisions, begins to fail.

Despite its rise to the top of the streaming service charts – surpassing films like Switch family And animation Greenwich leave the world behind you The film received mixed reviews from critics, with the response from viewers (not to mention Elon Musk) being even more polarizing.

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, leave the world behind you The film has a positive rating from critics of 75 percent, while the audience rating lags behind at only 42 percent.

On social media, viewers offered their verdict on the film, with many making the same complaint: the film simply cannot justify its 140-minute running time.

leave the world behind you It is a strange, often funny, often stupid, and ultimately satirical film. The film takes far too long to finally get to this point, and when it does, the point is cartoonishly pessimistic and narratively unsatisfying. “I didn’t care,” one viewer commented on X/Twitter.

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“I am watching leave the world behind you. Here’s why this is wrong. I want to watch other things and this movie is about two and a half hours long,” another complained.

leave the world behind you It wasn’t bad but it certainly didn’t need to be nearly 2.5 hours, most movies don’t need to be over 50 hours if you ask me. But no one asked me. “So I’ll save you all the investment,” said another person.

Julia Roberts in “Leave the World Behind”

(Netflix)

Meanwhile, Musk is being mocked for complaining about Tesla’s “inaccuracies” featured in the film.

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Among the films to keep track of leave the world behind you On the Netflix charts is a body-swapping comedy Switch family.

Released at the beginning of this month Switch family It sparked a degree of controversy among viewers thanks to a joke centered on an “incestuous” kiss.

In the film, directed by McG, four family members switch bodies, with the couple replacing their two children and vice versa.

In the controversial scene, the two children, in the bodies of their parents, are forced to kiss at a social event.

leave the world behind you And Switch family Both are available to stream on Netflix now.

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