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Netflix fans rave over new apocalyptic disaster thriller with huge cast that 'did not disappoint'

Netflix fans rave over new apocalyptic disaster thriller with huge cast that 'did not disappoint'

The star-studded cast helped entice viewers, but the spine-tingling plot made them stay

A star-studded cast is always going to put a new film in good stead, but viewers say they have been blown away by Netflix's latest release.

The reviews are already rolling in for the flick just hours after it was released on the streaming platform on Friday (8 December).

The star-studded psychological thriller has landed just in time for the Christmas season, although the plot line isn't that merry.

Viewers can't get enough of the star-studded cast.

But it's the perfect un-festive film to stick on if you're sick to death of the usual suspects at this time of year, such as Elf, Bridget Jones or Home Alone.

Hollywood icons Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la Herrold and Kevin Bacon are among the enticing line-up, which has obviously had a hand in drawing viewers in.

But the entire premise of the movie - titled Leave the World Behind - is also an attractive factor for Netflix users, as it is brimming with class divisions and conspiracy theories while following a mission for survival in the midst of an apocalyptic disaster.

Its description on the streaming platform reads: "A family vacation on Long Island is interrupted by two strangers bearing news of a mysterious blackout.

"As the threat grows more imminent, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world."

Expect so many twists and turns that you're in danger of suffering whiplash, as the spine-tingling plot has managed to wow audiences.

The incredible storyline and A-list cast was centred around Rumaan Alam's 2020 novel, which is also named Leave the World Behind.

The apocalyptic disaster thriller has proved a hit with Netflix fans.

The film, directed and produced by Sam Esmail, was first released in limited theatres last month before it arrived on Netflix.

Fans have already flooded social media with their thoughts on the film, which scored 75 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

One said: "Just finished it... didn’t disappoint, thats for sure!"

Another wrote: "Just started watching the Netflix movie Leave The World Behind & I’m loving it so far. Especially Ethan Hawke’s Bikini Kill t-shirt."

A third commented: "Leave The World Behind was sooo good but it got me scared... I always think mfs be tryna tell us s**t through movies."

A fourth added: "Leave The World Behind has some of the best camera movement I’ve seen in a minute."

And a fifth wrote: "Beautiful by Netflix and thank you for this Julia Roberts."

I think I know what my plans for the weekend are.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Celebrity, Social Media