Remember that Bruce Willis VOD genre film that released last year? No, not Survive the Night, Hard Kill or Out of Death. The sci-fi one? No, not Breach, the other sci-fi. It was a low budget effort with Frank Grillo, remember? No, not Reprisal or A Day to Die either. Cosmic Sin, that’s the one!
The Die Hard legend is nothing if not prolific these days, with the 66 year-old apparently hellbent on starring in as many movies as humanly possible in the shortest amount of time. To illustrate that point even further, between now and the end of next year we’ll be seeing Willis in Midnight in the Switchgrass, Reactor, Apex, American Siege, Gasoline Alley, The Fortress, Killing Field, White Elephant, Soul Assassin and Paradise City, and that’s if he doesn’t sign on to anything else between now and then.
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Cosmic Sin initially arrived on digital earlier this year, where it was promptly torn apart by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the intergalactic actioner holds a pitiful 3% rating, whereas audiences have rated at an exponentially higher 68%. It’s the latter that’s the most important, though, with the movie coming to Netflix this week and looking to find a new lease of life.
Of course, subscribers have been burned by Bruce Willis titles getting added to the library before, but star-powered sci-fi and fantasy can typically be relied on to pull in some decent numbers. Cosmic Sin is a little like Armageddon meets Edge of Tomorrow in concept if not execution, and it’ll be interesting to see if viewers can be convinced to dedicate 88 minutes of their time to watching the actor fend off yet another alien invasion.