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5 Reasons To Watch ‘Mute’ On Netflix Despite The Reviews

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Mute is the latest Netflix original film written and directed by Duncan Jones. It takes place in futuristic Berlin in 2058, with themes that focus more on the consequences of war (which is still waging in Afghanistan) than on the implications of future technology. Critics, however, are not too crazy about the film and have largely given it bad reviews, but there are compelling reasons to ignore them and check it out anyway.

Alexander Skarsgard

Alexandar Skarsgard plays Leo, an Amish mute with an aversion to most technology. In the film, he looking for his girlfriend, Naadirah, who has mysteriously disappeared. Skarsgard is a talented actor who has been working in the industry since he was seven years old. He’s probably best known for his role as Eric in HBO’s True Blood series. Not only is he a talented actor, he’s been named sexiest man alive in Sweden five times! Any chance to see Skarsgard at work is worth your time.

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Cactus Bill

Cactus Bill, played by Paul Rudd, is an American Army surgeon who is AWOL, as are quite a few military members hiding in Berlin. His job now is to provide surgery for criminals on the black market. Paul Rudd is not only a talented and seasoned actor worth watching, his character has a M.A.S.H.-style relationship to another character (Duck), reminiscent of Hawkeye and BJ. The banter between the two is entertaining to watch.

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A Rising Star Director

For fans of Moon, the 2009 sci-fi movie also written by Duncan Jones, Mute takes place in its universe. The many references to the world created in Moon are fun for fans to discover and they make this movie feel like it’s a sequel to the highly successful film that launched Jones’ career.

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An Interesting Protagonist

Leo, the main character played by Alexander Skarsgard, is mute (duh). He was in an accident as a boy, which left him without the benefit of speech. Though technology exists in the future to resolve this problem, Leo was raised Amish and won’t use tech beyond what meets his basic needs. It’s unusual to watch a movie where the main character can’t speak. While it results in a lot of quiet during the movie, the way Mute handles Bill’s condition makes watching this main character more interesting.

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Imagery And Interesting Ideas

Although Mute doesn’t revolve around interesting technological advances, it still has some cool gadgets worth checking out. From flying cars to smart implants to cybernetics, there is no shortage of ideas from Jones about what the future holds in the tech department. Not only does he address technology, Jones creates an interesting backdrop full of dark alleyways and an abundance of neon and punk costumes making Mute visually appealing for viewers.

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The Making Of Jersey Shore: Here Are The Secrets You Didn’t Know

The guidos and guidettes of Jersey Shore took America by storm in 2010, with all their fist-bumping, bickering, tanning and t-shirt times. The action-packed reality show brilliantly packaged drama with humor in Italian-flag wrapping paper, and viewers simply couldn’t look away no matter how hard they tried. But there are secrets about the making of the show that would come as a shocker to fans. Think that hot tub was really on the roof of the shore house? Think again. The origins of the famous duck phone might also come as a surprise. Read on to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets behind the making of Jersey Shore.

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Melissa Joan Hart And Sean Astin Starring In Netflix’s New Sitcom ‘No Good Nick’

While Netflix is best known for its award-winning dramas, they're known for a good chuckle or two. From One Day at a Time to Fuller House, Netflix's line of comedy programming is top tier. They're looking to keep the laughs coming with two familiar faces. Nick At Netflix Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin will co-star in the upcoming Netflix sitcom No Good...

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It May Not Be Over For Andrew Lincoln And The Walking Dead

While Andrew Lincoln's character Rick Grimes is still present in The Walking Dead, he announced earlier this year that the upcoming season nine will be his last. Now, rumors are swirling that Lincoln will be back. But how, and what does this mean for the future of the show? Why He's Leaving Lincoln announced at this year's Comic Con that...

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