For the most part, when a film comes out and gets lambasted by critics, it’s pretty much game over for the production as negative reviews largely impact box office numbers or streaming sales in a really significant way. That being said, thanks to streaming services and their huge digital libraries that can be accessed at the click of a button, sometimes critic reviews don’t make such a big difference.
Today, we have a movie that bucks the trend by galloping to the top of streaming charts despite a terrible critical reception. Said movie is 2021’s The Last Son, which has managed to duel its way to the seventh spot on Hulu’s most-watched movies list, according to FlixPatrol.
If you take a gander at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, it’s not looking too peachy for this action Western pic. From 11 reviews, The Last Son holds a truly awful 9 percent Critical Rating, though it does boast a much more palatable 55 percent Audience Score. Frankly, you know it’s bad when the Tomatometer is just a single digit, right?
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Directed by Tim Sutton, who’s largely an unheard-of director, The Last Son centers on a nasty gunslinger (Terminator Salvation‘s Sam Worthington) who inadvertently discovers a prophecy that foretells his very own fate: one of his own wee whippersnappers is gonna hunt him down and put him six feet under.
As a result, it’s time for him to hunt down his own kin in a murderous rampage in a bid to stop the prophecy from coming true. Oh, and making matters worse is a bounty hunter (The Mist‘s Thomas Jane) who is hot on his trail and a plucky son (portrayed by Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly) who really doesn’t want his dad, you know, wiping him from the face of the earth. Pretty understandable, right?
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