Simon Pegg’s Disturbing Thriller Climbs Netflix’s Chart Despite 23% Tomatometer

Simon Pegg’s Disturbing Thriller Climbs Netflix’s Chart Despite 23% Tomatometer
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It can still captivate you with an usual premise.

Being recognized as one of the best comedy performers of the 21st century, Simon Pegg made his name known worldwide with his collaboration with Edgar Wright. It brought us such gems as Shaun of the Dead ( 2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World's End (2013).

However, the comedian is also very much of a thriller actor (Terminal, the Mission: Impossible franchise). The 2020 controversial movie that is now conquering Netflix ’s global top is no exception, as Pegg plays a much darker and complex character here.

The thriller starts by introducing us to a powerful family whose loving husband and father Archer passes away all of a sudden. His wife and two children are left not only with his money, but also with a bunch of his secrets that he took to the grave.

Surprisingly, Lauren, the elder daughter, finds out that Archer left a special message for her. That’s why she finds a secret underground bunker on the family's property that is inhabited by a man whom her father was holding as a prisoner for 30 years.

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This synopsis initially seems to be of much interest, as it promises exploration of such themes, as family issues, class inequality and humanism. That is why you will enjoy it if you’re a big fan of Parasite (2019) or even Succession ( 2018 - 2023).

Besides, this movie is truly a hard watch, in particular, its ending that turns into a chilling sequence with the shocking final twist being revealed. For its scary parts it can be reminiscent of our favorite horror I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).

Titled Inheritance, this thriller was, disappointingly, panned by critics, who claim it’s generic and plain and that the main characters’ motivations don't make much sense. It’s reflected in its unpromising critical score of 23% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Nevertheless, the flick certainly offers a curious story and assembles a solid cast, as the brilliant Hot Fuzz actor is here accompanied by Lily Collins (Emily in Paris), Connie Nielsen (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ) and Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl).

“Overall I feel the movie was a good premise (with some holes) that failed to execute properly and end well. The acting was really good especially simon pegg,” concludes Redditor @erastothene.

You can check out whether this film really deserves such a low rating or not, as Inheritance is available for streaming on Netflix.