Last Friday, July 22, Netflix premiered the action thriller The Gray Man of the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War), entitled in our market the gray man.
Much was said about the fact that the film carried the great responsibility of becoming a convincing success for the streamer, since it is the most expensive production in Netflix history with a budget of $200 million dollars. Prior to the launch of The Gray Man, the platform set itself the goal of the film being the spearhead of a franchise that could be an asset to the streamer for years to come. That is why four days after its premiere, a sequel and a spinoff were greenlit.
And although the specialized critics, and the audience have not had many good things to highlight about the film, the film became the fifth best opening in the history of Netflixafter have been viewed a total of 88.55 million hours since its release on July 22 (via ScreenRant).
The Top 5 most viewed Netflix original movies on platforms is as follows:
- Red Notice (148.72 million hours)
- Don’t Look Up (111.03 million hours)
- The Adam Project (92.43 million hours)
- The Kissing Booth (90.86 million hours)
- The Gray Man (88.55 million hours)
The film stars Ryan Gosling(in his first film role since First Man2018), Chris Evans (franchise Avengers), y Anne of Arms (Blonde, Knives Out, No Time to Die).
In the film, Gosling plays the “Sierra Six,” a deadly CIA assassin/mercenary who keeps his identity a secret due to the sensitive missions he works on. But when he stumbles upon some dark secrets about the agency that were supposed to remain hidden, the tables soon turn and he becomes the target of one of the government’s other top assassins, Lloyd Hansen (Evans).
When the CIA’s most skilled agent, whose true identity no one knows, accidentally uncovers the agency’s dark secrets, a psychopathic former colleague places a bounty on his head, sparking a global manhunt by international assassins.
The supporting cast is made up of Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath), Wagner Moura (Shining Girls, Narcos), Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist, Knives Out 2), y Alfre Woodward (See, Luke Cage). Written by Joe Russo, Joe Schrapnel, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Anna Watterhouse, the screenplay is based on the bestselling novel by Mark Greaney.