Netflix viewers are confused by the movie that is currently ranked 1st on the service’s Top 10 most watched movies list.
While the platform’s weekly TV show list is often dwarfed by new releases, movie listings are more unpredictable and can vary between recent releases and classic movies.
This week, the 2017 premiere of Tomas AlfredsonThe snowman – adaptation of the novel of the same name by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø – comes in first place.
The Michael Fassbender-starred film was an instant commercial flop, earning just $6.7 million (£5.4 million) in the US against a production budget of $34 million ($34 million). 3 million pounds).
It has also been scorned by critics and currently holds a 6% rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Half a decade later, Netflix viewers have given it a second life, leaving others both confused and amused.
“Snowman is the perfect piece of goddamn box office failure to go viral on Netflix a decade after it failed in theaters,” journalist Ben Dreyfuss tweeted. “I hope this really hits and people start hashtagging asking Netflix for a sequel.”
“This is a really terrible movie,” one person replied, with the second jumping in to convince others to see “this hit movie.”
“Let’s see if this is what gets Tomas Alfredson back in the game, I’m ready. I will watch it ten times,” another commented.
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Fassbender leads the murder mystery as detective Harry Hole, whose investigation into the murder of a young woman leads him to the “Snowman Killer”.
To lure the mocking social killer out of the shadows before he strikes again, Harry teams up with a brilliant rookie (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
Critics called it “rigid”, “impressively stupid” and “increasingly absurd”.