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Bionic Review: A Lackluster Sci-Fi Movie Fails to Engage on Netflix

Bionic Review

Netflix’s latest Brazilian science-fiction movie set in a dystopian future doesn’t hold back when it comes to the world of bioengineering. There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to Bionic, but at the same time, the irony is that there isn’t much to uncover, no matter how hard Bionic tries.

This latest sci-fi movie has been directed by Afonso Poyart (Mais Forte que o Mundo, Protesys) and doesn’t do much to support an otherwise talented cast. In this review, we will dig a little deeper into what worked versus what didn’t work when it came to Bionic, which might help you decide whether this movie deserves a spot on your watchlist, so make sure you stick around until the end!

Jessica Córes Shines Through in Bionic!

The protagonist of the movie is an athlete named Maria, played by none other than Jessica Córes, who is best known for her work in shows like Verdades Secretas, Brazilian Empire, and Invisible City. This time, it was her to shine on Netflix, and she did so by playing the character of Maria, who before and after the bionic transformation was the one redeemable element of the movie.

Jessica Córes Shines Through in Bionic!
Credit: Netflix

We’re not saying that Bionic was a bad movie or doesn’t deserve any appreciation, however, given the scale of the movie, especially with all the high-tech, sci-fi elements to it, there was almost little too much room to engage the audience and have them hooked on, but Bionic was unable to do that. This movie was specifically about the Bionic Revolution, which was at the forefront, but it felt almost too forced at most times.

When it comes to character building, an engaging script, and relationships between the characters which help drive the plot further, Bionic did an average job. It had all the right elements with some great parts that would have elevated the movie, but somehow, when all of them came together, it didn’t blend the way it should have, especially not for a movie of this scale.

Nevertheless, if we keep the sci-fi and bioengineering aside for a bit, even though those are some of the key elements, as a movie, Bionic does a good job of showcasing what humanity might turn into shortly, given the advancement in tech and AI. There are a lot of morals and ethics in question in the movie, and of course, a sibling relationship between two sisters that acts as an anchor.

Bionic Review
Credit: Netflix

Conclusion

We truly believe that with cast members like Bruno Gagliasso and Jessica Córes, Bionic could have turned into a movie that truly made a splash in the large range of sci-fi movies that are currently available on Netflix, but sadly, it missed the mark.

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