Adapted from a short history of the New Yorker, the premise includes a near-future prison that requires no bars as prisoners are controlled and given space management in exchange for wearing surgically implanted devices that allow their guards to control them through mind-changing drugs.
No, but the extent to which Steve turns them into human guinea pigs is slow as he seems to be looking for real-world applications of this technology that can extend far beyond the prison in a way that doesn’t trust the big pharmacy. “.
Meanwhile, a more conventional bond begins to form between two of the inmates, Jeff (Teller), who seems to be one of Steve’s favorite subjects; and Lizzie (Jerny Smollett), who, like Jeff, nurses scars from the outside world.
For Netflix, the enticing combination of elements in “Spiderhead” – a really nasty title, by the way, despite the marketability of spiders – is probably enough to take the film to its most popular level, which can certainly be hailed as a victory the criteria that the service uses to maintain the result.
Still, it’s a gift to Netflix’s marketing department rather than to viewers who enjoy its network. Because this is one of those movies that is forgotten almost as soon as it’s over and doesn’t even require any chemical intervention to erase the memory.
“Spiderhead” premieres June 17 on Netflix. It is rated R.