First Glance: “Outside the Wire”


It looks like Netflix will be kicking off the new year with a literal bang. Their new futuristic shoot-em-up “Outside the Wire” comes from the studio that made other recent action flicks for the streaming giant, the surprisingly good “Extraction” and the not-so-good “The Old Guard”. Directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström, this action and sci-fi blend dropped its first trailer this morning. And while it certainly has a familiar look, it could also be a pretty good time.

The movie stars Marvel alum Anthony Mackie and is set to premiere just before his big MCU Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”. Mackie plays a seriously tough android who is partnered with an inexperienced drone pilot (Damson Idris) to go into a heavy militarized territory in search of a doomsday weapon. Action ensues as Mackie shows off his action movie lead actor chops. The clips we get are loaded with fisticuffs, gunfire, and even robots. That’s all I needed. I’ll be giving it a look.

“Outside the Wire” premieres January 15th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

6 thoughts on “First Glance: “Outside the Wire”

  1. Damn… this looks good. Plus, seeing Anthony Mackie be the lead and be the fucking Terminator. That is awesome. Good to see the Falcon finally getting to be the show.

  2. I’m always up for an action movie, so I’ll at least give it a try. I don’t always finish watching the movie though.

    Speaking of going off on tangents, I see that a sequel to “Extraction” is in the works. Guess that would resolve any ambiguity about the ending of the first one.

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