Netflix has been putting more and more eggs in the crime thriller basket since the genre’s revival, and crime fiction is enjoying a resurgence the likes of which it hasn’t seen in decades. In this sense, A deadly invitation would always pique the curiosity of streaming detectives.
However, one can’t help but wonder if it was intentionally designed to look so much like a recent – and far superior – Netflix original that served the exact same genre and garnered rave reviews on its way to monstrous viewing figures.
The story revolves around an eccentric millionaire who sends a mysterious invitation to a group of acquaintances to a remote meeting where someone ends up dead. Of course, the suspects are identified one by one in order to unmask the murderer. A rookie police officer tries to figure out whether it was an accident or a revenge plot.
The standard cast of characters includes an ex-husband, a fading actor, a former boyfriend, the housekeeper, a doctor and a yoga instructor, with one of the only major differences being between them A deadly invitation And Glass Onion: A knife-out crime thriller Since this film takes place on a yacht (but there’s also a palatial mansion on the island), that’s a bit too much Death on the Nile in itself, but that’s a derivative crime thriller for you.
Whatever the case, subscribers have chosen to feed their insatiable appetite for death and betrayal anyway FlixPatrol He called the Spanish-language Twister, Turner and completely uninspired homage to many better films one of the most-watched titles on the global charts after its debut this weekend.